Recovery of Methane From Gas Hydrates in a Porous Medium by Injection of Carbon Dioxide

  • I. K. Gimaltdinov
  • M. V. Stolpovskii
  • M. K. Khasanov


This paper presents a mathematical model for methane hydrate–carbon dioxide replacement by injection of carbon dioxide gas into a porous medium rich in methane and its gas hydrate. Numerical solutions describing the pressure and temperature variation in a reservoir of finite length are obtained. It is shown that the replacement process is accompanied by a decrease in pressure and an increase in temperature of the porous medium. It is established that during the time of complete replacement of methane from a reservoir decreases with increasing permeability of the porous medium and the pressure of the injected gas.


porous medium gas hydrate filtration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. K. Gimaltdinov
    • 1
  • M. V. Stolpovskii
    • 1
  • M. K. Khasanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Ufa State Oil Technical UniversityUfaRussia
  2. 2.Sterlitamak Branch of Bashkir State UniversitySterlitamakRussia

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