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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Shri Tripathi noted that the second Gas Hydrate Program which has been completed recently has shown remarkable potential, which needs to be tapped.
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.
The key benefits of using such technologies include enhanced oil and gas recovery, reduced platform operating cost, less gas hydrate formation in flow-lines, increase in NPV, and production boosting.
Qalavand noted that Iran was also cooperating with a Chinese company on the hi-tech parts of its gas hydrate project in the Sea of Oman.
The most important benefits from using these technologies include production boosting, improved oil and gas recovery, increased Net Present Value (NPV), reduced surface production facility costs, and the lower likelihood of gas hydrate formation in flowlines.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will determine the gas hydrate potential of offshore areas of Makran, with the help of seismic data acquired by different oil and gas companies and other research institutions, with technical assistance of China.
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.
SUGAR (Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs) is a collaborative project which was launched for the first time in Germany in 2008 pursuing the aim of extracting natural gas from the deep-sea methane hydrates (know also as agas hydratesa) found in the low levels of the World Ocean.
The body of the book devotes each chapter to a specific type of petroleum deposit and the extraction techniques: tight-sandstone oil and gas, coalbed methane, shale gas, carbonate-fracture-cavity reservoir, volcanic deposits, deposits in metamorphic rocks, heavy oil and bitumen, and natural gas hydrate.