OS011:
Linking laboratory experiments and numerical models of gas hydrates with field-scale observations





Session ID#: 26730

Session Description:
Gas hydrates are widely distributed along the world’s continental margins and in permafrost regions. They are of great interest for their roles in the global carbon cycle and climate change, slope stability, carbon dioxide sequestration and as a potential energy resource. Simplified numerical/experimental models are often used to investigate the physical/chemical processes that govern hydrate composition, formation, and dissociation and impact the geomechanical, hydrological, and geochemical properties of the surrounding environment. Field observations of these processes are synthesized from production tests, well logs, seismic data, pressure and conventional cores, and various other specialized instrumentation. While field data and real samples validate or refine empirical relationships, model approximations provide invaluable insights into the complicated and poorly constrained natural processes. We welcome contributions that connect the complex, heterogeneous real-world to the simple, reduced model-world, such as field observations requiring further modeling and laboratory study or modeling and/or laboratory requiring field data validation.
Primary Convener:  Kristopher Darnell, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States; University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States
Conveners:  Kehua You, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Sheng Dai, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States and David Goldberg, Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs, Palisades, NY, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
Index Terms:

3004 Gas and hydrate systems [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
3022 Marine sediments: processes and transport [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
5114 Permeability and porosity [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Luis Zerpa, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States, Fangyu Gao, University of Wyoming, Geology and Geophysics, Laramie, WY, United States and Shihao Wang, Colorado School of Mines, Petroleum Engineering, Golden, CO, United States
Jinan Guan, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Guangzhou, China and Deqing Liang, Giec, CAS, Guangzhou, China
Zhiqiang Yang, Peking University, Beijing, China and Tao He, Key Laboratory of Orogenic Belts and Crustal Evolution, MOE (School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University), Beijing,100871, China
Jun Jiang, Zhicong Shen and Yonggang Jia, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Kehua You, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Peter B Flemings, The University of Texas at Austin, The Department of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States
Marcelo J Sanchez, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Carlos Santamarina, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Xuerui Gai Sr., Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States and Mehdi Teymouri Sr., Texas A&M University College Station, Civil Engineering, College Station, TX, United States
Alberto Malinverno1, Ann Cook2, Hugh Daigle3 and Bar Oryan1, (1)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)OSU Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)University of Texas, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Austin, TX, United States
Alan W Rempel and Brandon Paul VanderBeek, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States

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