Experimental Studies on Techniques to Extract Natural Gas Hydrate

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Abstract

Extraction techniques are the key to the utilization of natural gas hydrate resources and have attracted attention worldwide. At present, no reliable methods for marine gas hydrate extraction are available although four extraction methods have been proposed for several decades. The methods are still in the exploratory stage. In this chapter, four methods (i.e., the thermal excitation method, depressurization method, chemical reagent method, and gas displacement method) are discussed for their advantages and disadvantages. Several experiment systems for gas hydrate extraction are summarized and commented. We have also developed the techniques and methods for simulated extraction of gas hydrate based on a specially designed device, which can be used to extract gas from gas hydrate with these four methods. Finally, the depressurization method has been successfully used for gas hydrate extraction in marine sediment from South China Sea.

Keywords

Methane Hydrate Hydrate Dissociation Hydrate Saturation Hydrate Reservoir Back Pressure Valve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gas Hydrate LaboratoryQingdao Institute of Marine Geology, China Geological SurveyQingdaoChina

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