Methane hydrates R&D in Japan: Progress in MH21 national project

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Abstract

The national project of methane hydrate development in Japan (MH21) started in 2001 and has made a great progress in these years. In the project operated by MH21 research consortium, we have carried out extensive experimental and computational R&D on modeling and production method for methane hydrates. Fundamentals for the properties of hydrate-bearing sediments and the changes in production process have been investigated using artificial samples and core samples from ocean survey. Thermal, mechanical and geochemical properties have been analyzed and compiled as a database. The dissociation behaviors of hydrate samples have been observed in practical conditions and for production methods. The original simulator for methane hydrate production is also developing for assessing the MH production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Pages324-328
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Offrshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2005 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2005 Jun 192005 Jun 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other15th International Offrshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2005
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period05/6/1905/6/24

Keywords

  • Gas hydrates
  • MH21
  • Methane hydrate
  • Natural gas production
  • Production method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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