alexa Effects of Gas Composition and Geothermal Properties on the Thickness and Depth of Natural-Gas-Hydrate Zones
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology

Author(s): GD Holder

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When natural gas and water contact at low temperature and high pressure, gas hydrates can form. In colder climates (such as Alaska, Northern Canada, and Siberia) and beneath the oceans, conditions are appropriate for gas-hydrate formation. This paper gives the depths and potential thicknesses of such hydrate formations as a function of the geothermal gradient, gas composition, and where appropriate, permafrost thickness. pressure gradient, and ocean-bottom temperature.

This article was published in Journal of Petroleum Technology and referenced in Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology

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