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Developments in Gas Hydrates

Developments in Gas Hydrates
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 22
Issue: 1
Publication Date: 03/01/2010

Gas hydrates are ice-like substances that form when water and natural gas combine at high pressures and low temperatures. Resource estimates vary widely, but the world’s hydrate accumulations are thought to contain vast amounts of natural gas. This article reviews techniques for evaluating gas hydrate deposits and recent successes in exploration and production of natural gas from gas hydrate accumulations.



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