OS013:
Naturally occuring gas hydrates





Session ID#: 22528

Session Description:
Naturally occurring methane (and occasionally, carbon dioxide and higher hydrocarbon) hydrate forms at some of the most intriguing, dynamic, and remote locations on our planet. Evidence of gas hydrate continues to be found on the continental slopes of the world’s ocean margins in areas of focused flow; e.g., cold seeps, and extensive, pore-filling, sub-seafloor reservoirs. Fluid flux, lithology, permeability, heat flux, and gas concentration play key roles in the emplacement of gas hydrate, but these factors remain insufficiently understood. Geophysical studies, borehole data and core analysis, laboratory studies, and numerical modelling have all contributed to our growing understanding of the dynamics of naturally occurring gas hydrate systems. Nonetheless, considerable uncertainty remains regarding the quantification of gas hydrate accumulations and associated fluid flow, as well as the specific factors controlling gas hydrate occurrence and saturation.
For this session, we encourage contributions presenting the results of theoretical, laboratory or field data analyses.
Primary Convener:  Seth S Haines, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States
Conveners:  Warren T Wood, John C. Stennis Space Center, Geology and Geophysics, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, Jess Irene Tsahai Hillman, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany and Timothy S Collett, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
Index Terms:

3004 Gas and hydrate systems [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Arthur H Johnson, Hydrate Energy International Kenner, Kenner, LA, United States and Michael D Max, University College Dublin, School of Geological Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
Michael D Max, University College Dublin, School of Geological Sciences, Dublin, Ireland and Arthur H Johnson, Hydrate Energy International Kenner, Kenner, LA, United States
Hui Cheng, China University of Geosciences Wuhan, Wuhan, China and Wanjun Lu, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
Alexey Portnov1,2, Jurgen Mienert1, Monica Winsborrow3, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta1 and Peter Semenov4, (1)UiT The Arctic University of Norway, CAGE-Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment, and Climate, Dept. of Geoscience, Tromso, Norway, (2)The Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Geoscience, Tromsø, Norway, (4)VNIIOkeangeologia, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Hugh Daigle, University of Texas, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Austin, TX, United States, Michael Nole, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Ann Cook, OSU Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States and Alberto Malinverno, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Bar Oryan1, Alberto Malinverno1, David Goldberg2 and Will Fortin1, (1)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs, Palisades, NY, United States
Taylor Runyan Lee, US Naval Research Laboratory, Geosciences Division, Washington, DC, United States, Warren T Wood, John C. Stennis Space Center, Geology and Geophysics, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Jason Dale, US Naval Research Lab, Geosciences Division, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Sulav Dhakal, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Ipsita Gupta, Louisiana State University, Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Benjamin Phrampus1, Robert N Harris1, Anne M Trehu2, Robert W Embley3 and Susan G Merle4, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State Univ, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)NOAA Newport, PMEL, Newport, OR, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Newport, OR, United States
Samida P Volvoikar1, Aninda Mazumdar2, Himakshi Goswami3, Sagar Pujari4 and Aditya Peketi2, (1)CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, India, (2)CSIR - National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, India, (3)Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India, (4)National Institute of Oceanography, Geological Oceanography Division, Panjim, India
Pascal Kunath, IONTU Institute of Oceanography National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Wu-Cheng Chi, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan and Char-Shine Liu, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Kylara M Martin, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Robert J Stern, Univ Texas Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States, Ginger A Barth, USGS, PCM Science Center,, Baltimore, MD, United States, Warren T Wood, John C. Stennis Space Center, Geology and Geophysics, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, David W Scholl, U S Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States and Daniel S Scheirer, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Emma Oti, Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, Ann Cook, OSU Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States, Edwin Buchwalter, Southwestern Energy, Houston, United States and Dustin Crandall, National Energy Technology Laboratory Morgantown, Morgantown, WV, United States
Than Tin Aung1, Tetsuya Fujii2, Miki Amo3 and Kiyofumi Suzuki3, (1)Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, (2)JOGMEC Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Chiba, Japan, (3)Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Chiba, Japan
Kalachand Sain, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Gas Hydrates Group, Hyderabad, India
Martin Scherwath1, Martin Heesemann1, Michael Riedel2, Laurenz Thomsen3, Miriam Roemer4, Damianos Chatzievangelou3 and Autun Purser5, (1)Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, BC, Canada, (2)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (3)Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany, (4)Marum and University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, (5)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
Peace Chinazo Eze1, Laura N Dafov2, Seth S Haines3, Stephan A Graham4, Timothy McHargue2 and Allegra Hosford Scheirer5, (1)University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Geological Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States, (4)Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, United States, (5)Stanford-Braun Hall Blg 320, Mountain View, CA, United States
David Goldberg, Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs, Palisades, NY, United States, Will Fortin, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Hilmi Mert Kucuk, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey
Manasij Santra1, Peter B Flemings2, Erik Scott1, Kevin Meazell2, Ethan G Petrou1 and Expedition UT-GOM2-1 Scientists , (1)University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences & Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States
Katharine Bigham1, Deborah S Kelley1, Evan A Solomon2 and John R Delaney1, (1)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Tiannong Dong1, Jung-Fu Lin2, Jesse T Gu2, Peter J Polito2, Joshua O'Connell3 and Peter B Flemings1, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences & Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, (3)University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States

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