gas hydrate


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gas hydrate

[¦gas ′hī‚drāt]
(geochemistry)
A naturally occurring solid composed of crystallized water (ice) molecules, forming a rigid lattice of cages (a clathrate) with most of the cages containing a molecule of natural gas, mainly methane. Also known as clathrate hydrate, gas clathrate.
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Fugro has been awarded a contract by Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS) for gas hydrate investigation on the Northern Continental Slope of the South China Sea.
He explained that the two main areas of this expedition were focused on improving understanding regarding the seismicity of the Arabian sea and the assessment of gas hydrate potential along with Makran coast.
Its sister rig Blue Whale 1 has been used in China's first test exploration for gas hydrate, or combustible ice, in the South China Sea from May to July.
Recently an intensive work is going on different geophysical techniques to explore gas hydrate bearing sediments.
As a new mineral resource, the huge carbon reserves of natural gas hydrate (hereinafter NGH) have been a well-concerning focus in the past decades.
Operating pipelines at high pressure and low temperature can lead to natural gas hydrate formation, even with modest water content.
He noted that Iran was also co-operating with an un-named Chinese company on the hi-tech parts of its gas hydrate project in the Sea of Oman.
There are updates of new technologies in other related areas of natural gas, in addition to disposal and enhanced recovery, including sour gas, acid gas injection, and natural gas hydrate formations.
8], as it is the heavy hydrocarbons which run into the natural gas hydrate.
Through the drilling, we will seek to determine the size of commercially viable deposits of gas hydrate there," the official said.
Geoquip Marine operates four offshore geotechnical drilling spreads for clients around the world, a fleet of three technical vessels and is developing services in gas hydrate and mineral exploration.
Pakistan needs to begin developing natural gas hydrate energy source, like many countries, says a paper identifying potential gas hydrate zone along Makran coast.