Oceanic Methane Hydrates: Fundamentals, Technological Innovations, and Sustainability provides fundamental knowledge on gas hydrates, including estimations and known exploration and production methods. Historical and current oil and gas fields and roadmaps containing methane hydrates around the world are covered, along with lab experiments and advancements in numerical reservoir simulations. Comparable onshore tests are included to help engineers gain clarity on field expectations. Finally, emerging technologies in all facets of the business, including well completion, economic aspects, and environmental challenges, particularly methods to reduce the costs of methane hydrate exploration and production techniques are explored.
This book provides both information on the basics and advancements needed for today's engineer to tackle this challenging and exciting future energy source.
- Helps readers understand real data and practice examples
- Covers the newest developments in methane hydrate, including chemical, reservoir modeling and production testing
- Contains worldwide coverage and analyses of the most recent extraction production tests
- Presents the full range of emerging technologies and environmental sustainability, including current regulations and critical environmental considerations
Section 1 Fundamentals and Models 1. Fundamentals of Methane Hydrate 2. Research and Development in Major Countries 3. Micro-Scale Concepts and Dissociation Dynamics 4. Core-Scale in-lab Experiments 5. Advancement in Numerical Simulations in Methane Hydrate Reservoirs
Section 2 Field Practice and Activities 6. Real Field Core-Sampling and Analysis 7. Reservoir-Scale Considerations and Methods 8. Real Onshore Tests in Russia, Canada and USA 9. Real Offshore Tests in Japan and China 10. Activities in the Mid-East, Europe and Other Regions 11. Comparisons of Field Activities in Different Worldwide Sites
Section 3 Emerging Technologies and Environmental Sustainability 12. Emerging Technologies 13. Economic Aspect and Environmental Issues 14. Policy Assessment and Outlook for Future
Dr. Lin Chen is now an Assistant Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan. His current research topics include renewable and unconventional energy resources, supercritical fluids, multiscale heat/mass transfer, and advanced measurement techniques. In recent years, he has authored more than 120 well-cited international journal papers, conference papers/presentations, keynotes and invited talks, books/chapters, including the most famous one on energy conversion ("Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems, IGI Global, 2017, 680 pages).
Dr. Sukru Merey is now an Assistant Professor in Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Batman University, Turkey. He graduated BSc., MSc. and PhD from Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 2009, 2013, and 2017 respectively. He worked as a well completion engineer at Turkish Petroleum Corporation more than 1 year between 2010 and 2011. His current research topics include well completion, well stimulation, reservoir simulation, adsorption, CO2 sequestration, shale gas reservoirs, coalbed methane, and gas hydrates. In recent years, he has authored more than 30 well-cited international journal papers, and conference papers/presentations.
Dr. Yongchang Feng obtained his bachelor's degree and doctorate from School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2009 and 2016, respectively. He is now a researcher in the Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan. His research topics include numerical heat transfer, multi-phase flow, solid-liquid phase change, thermal energy storage as well as methane hydrate related to energy conversion systems.