Status of methane hydrates production R&D and enhanced recovery technologies

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Abstract

Huge amount of methane hydrates worldwide exist at offshore and onshore areas, particularly in reservoirs of marine sediments. Because the development of methane hydrates is of great interest for future energy of natural gas, a lot of R&D projects have been undertaken to achieve the whole system including geological survey, exploration, production and enhanced recovery technologies. Japanese program MH21 has promoted the own R&D, focused on the production of methane hydrates from offshore areas. In this talk, research and development related to gas hydrates production are summarized to reveal the status and updated technologies of its exploitation. Recent predominant R&D cases of gas hydrates enhanced recovery are also introduced for advanced energy utilization and sustainable development of gas hydrate resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781880653913
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2014 Jun 152014 Jun 20

Publication series

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

Other

Other24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period14/6/1514/6/20

Keywords

  • Enhanced recovery
  • Gas hydrates
  • MH21
  • Methane hydrate
  • Production method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Komai, T. (2014). Status of methane hydrates production R&D and enhanced recovery technologies. In Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan (pp. 1-4). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.