Russian field illustrates gas-hydrate production

GAS-HYDRATE PRODUCTION—1An examination of Messoyakha field, an onshore gas field in Russia, and the Blake Ridge area, in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina, provides a basis for estimating possible scenarios for future gas production from natural gas-hydrate deposits.In this two-part series on gas-hydrate production, Part 1 examines the lessons learned in the Messoyakha field, while the concluding part will cover the potential for producing gas from gas hydrates in offshore areas such as the Blake Ridge.Messoyakha field produces gas from the gas-hydrate zone through depressurization that turns the methane in hydrate form into free gas. Depressurization such as at Messoyakha only ...

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