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12th International Methane Hydrate Research and Development Conference

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8 Xindu Avenue

Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng

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This workshop was created so hydrate researchers and stakeholders could freely exchange information and identify research priorities in an effort to promote collaboration. The workshop will include plenary lectures, oral presentations and posters, and the following breakout sessions:

Laboratory Experimentation:

A) Limitations on experimentation relative to the environment.

B) Mineral/hydrate/Fluid interactions focus on porous non steady stat conditions

Gas Hydrate Related Modeling: Load Predictions, Coastal - Platform Stability, Environmental Safety

Gas Hydrate Deep Drilling: Technology, Recent Data

Carbon Storage combined with Gas Hydrate Production: Concepts; Geomechanical Stability, Environmental Safety vs. Impact

Initial Site Assessment: Seismic and Geochemical Evaluation, Recent Data (Positive and Negative), Additional Approaches

Biogeochemical Assessments of Gas Hydrate Loading and Monitoring Environmental Health

The 1st International Workshop on Methane Hydrate R&D was held in March 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Subsequent workshops have been held, on average, every 1.5 years in different countries including the U.S., Chile, Canada, U.K., Norway, New Zealand, Japan, and India.

The past ten workshops have been co-organized by Professors Bjørn Kvamme (University of Bergen), Tsutomu Uchida (Hokkaido University), Stephen Masutani (University of Hawaii), Dr. Norio Tenma, (AIST) and Richard Coffin (TAMU-CC). Participant countries at the conference, in addition to the U.S., typically includes Canada, the United Kingdom, Norway, New Zealand, Japan, India and Chile, among twenty others. Previous workshops have been held in the US, Japan, India, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Scotland, and Norway.

With this strong international focus topics addressed include new energy, climate change, and coastal and industrial platform stability. This research is of special interest to Texas because of the deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that have potential to increase the world’s energy supply and contribute to long-term energy security. It is estimated that there are 7,000 trillion cubic feet of methane in the Gulf of Mexico in reservoirs near the seafloor.

The U.S. Department of Energy is currently sponsoring research on developing the tools and technologies to allow environmentally safe methane production from domestic and arctic offshore hydrates.

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