Technical Paper: 2D Traveltime Inversion for Gas Hydrates in Kerala-Konkan Basin, Western Offshore India

Society: SEG
Paper Number: 3063706
Presentation Date: 2008


A huge reservoir of carbon resides as methane in clathrate deposits in sediments under the world's oceans as well as in on-shore sediments in the Arctic. As the search for oil and gas extends to deeper waters, gas hydrates are becoming more of a concern in terms of both safety and as a potential energy source. In this paper, we present the results of 2D travel time inversion on multichannel seismic data of Kerala-Konkan (KK) basin, western offshore India for gas hydrates investigations. The lateral and vertical extent of gas hydrate and free gas zone within the sedimentary cover of the passive KK basin has been mapped.

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