DOE/NETL Methane Hydrate Projects

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Project Number

Project Name

Primary Performer

DE-FC26-01NT41332

Alaska North Slope Gas Hydrate Reservoir Characterization

BP Exploration Alaska, Inc.


DE-FE0009897


Hydrate-Bearing Clayey Sediments: Morphology, Physical Properties, Production and Engineering/Geological Implications

Georgia Tech Research Corporation

DE-FE0009904


Structural and Stratigraphic Controls on Methane Hydrate Occurrence and Distribution: Gulf of Mexico, Walker Ridge 313 and Green Canyon 955

Oklahoma State University

DE-FE0009927

Verification of Capillary Pressure Functions and Relative Permeability Equations for Modeling Gas Production from Gas Hydrates

Wayne State University

DE-FE0009949

A New Approach to Understanding the Occurrence and Volume of Natural Gas Hydrate in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Using Petroleum Industry Well Logs

The Ohio State University
 
DE-FE0009963

Measurement and Interpretation of Seismic Velocities and Attenuation in Hydrate-Bearing Sediments

Colorado School of Mines

DE-FE0010120

Reconstructing Paleo-SMT Positions on the Cascadia Margin Using Magnetic Susceptibility

University of New Hampshire

DE-FE0010141

Temporal Characterization of Hydrates System Dynamics Beneath Seafloor Mounds Integrating Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Methods and In Situ Observations of Multiple Oceanographic Parameters

The University of Mississippi- CNMET 

DE-FE0010144

Mapping Permafrost and Gas Hydrate Using Marine Controlled Source Electromagnetic Methods (CSEM)

Regents of the University of California

DE-FE0010160

Advanced Hydrate Reservoir Modeling Using Rock Physics Techniques

Fugro GeoConsulting, Inc.

DE-FE0010175

Planning of a Marine Methane Hydrate Pressure Coring Program for the Walker Ridge and Green Canyon Areas of the Gulf of Mexico

Fugro GeoConsulting, Inc.
DE-FE0010180
Gas Hydrate Dynamics on the Alaskan Beaufort Continental Slope: Modeling and Field Characterization

Southern Methodist University
DE-FE0010406
Controls on Methane Expulsion During Melting of Natural Gas Hydrate Systems

University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0013531 Assessing the Response of Methane Hydrates to Environmental Change at the Svalbad Continental Margin Oregon State University
DE-FE0013565 Hydrate Evolution in Response to Ongoing Environmental Shifts University of Oregon
DE-FE0013889 THCM Coupled Model for Hydrate-bearing Sediments: Data Analysis and Design of New Field Experiments (Marine and Permafrost Settings) Texas A&M University
DE-FE0013919 Mechanisms for Methane Transport and Hydrate Accumulation in Coarse-Grained Reservoirs University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0013961 Borehole Tool for the Comprehensive Characterization of Hydrate-bearing Sediments Georgia Tech Research Corporation
DE-FE0013998 Characterizing the Response of the Cascadia Margin Gas Hydrate Reservoir to Bottom Water Warming Along the Upper Continental Slope University of Washington
DE-FE0013999 Fate of Methane Emitted From Dissociating Marine Hydrates: Modeling, Laboratory, and Field Constraints Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

DE-FE0002911

Natural Gas Hydrates in Permafrost and Marine Settings: Resources, Properties, and Environmental Issues

U.S. Geological Survey at Woods Hole

DE-FE0003060

Global Assessment of Methane Gas Hydrates

Stiftelsen GRID-Arendal

ESD12-010

Numerical Studies for the Characterization of Recoverable Resources from Methane Hydrate Deposits

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

ESD12-011

Properties of Hydrate-Bearing Sediments Subjected to Changing Gas Compositions

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

FWP 65213 Kinetic Parameters for the Exchange of Hydrate Formers Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
NETL-ORD Micro XCT Characterization and Examination of Pressured Cores NETL Office of Research and Development
NETL-ORD Experimental Analysis and Characterization of Hydrate-Bearing Sediments to Support Numerical Reservoir Simulations NETL Office of Research and Development

NETL-ORD

Methane Hydrate Numerical Simulation Studies

NETL Office of Research and Development

Completed Methane Hydrate Projects | Active Projects

Project Number

Project Name

Primary Performer

DE-FC26-01NT41330

Characterizing Natural Gas Hydrates in the Deep Water Gulf of Mexico: Applications for Safe Exploration

Chevron Energy Technology Company

DE-FE0010195 Development of a Scientific Plan for a Hydrate-Focused Marine Drilling, Logging and Coring Program
Consortium for Ocean Leadership

DE-FE0010496

Application of Crunch-Flow Routines to Constrain Present and Past Carbon Fluxes at Gas-Hydrate Bearing Sites

Oregon State University

DE-NT0006553

Gas Hydrate Production Trial

ConocoPhillips Company

DE-FC26-06NT42877 /
DE-FC26-02NT41628 /
DE-FC26-00NT40920

Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Stability and Gas Hydrates Monitoring Project

University of Mississippi Center for Marine Resources and Environmental Technology (CMRET)


DE-AI26-06NT42878

Gas Hydrate Research in Deep Sea Sediments - Chatham Rise, New Zealand Task

Naval Research Laboratory
 

ESD07-014/08FE-003

 

Interrelation of Global Climate and the Response of Oceanic Hydrate Accumulations

 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

NETL-ORD

 

Thermal Properties of Hydrate:Tool Development

 

NETL Office of Research and Development

 

NETL-ORD

 

Geoscience Evaluations and Field Studies

 

NETL Office of Research and Development

FWP-45133

Characterization of Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediments and Hydrate Dissociation Kinetics

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

DE-FC26-06NT42959

Electrical Resistivity Investigation of Gas Hydrate Distribution in Mississippi Canyon Block 118, GOM

Baylor University

ER85773

Downhole Oxyfuel Steam/CO2 Generator for Production of Gas from Hydrates

Precision Combustion, Inc.

FEAB111

Hydrate Formation and Dissociation via Depressurization in Simulated and Field Samples

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

FWP-G308 and ESD00-021

Numerical Studies for the Characterization of Recoverable Resources from Methane Hydrate Deposits

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

ESD05-048

Laboratory Studies in Support of Characterization of Recoverable Resources from Methane Hydrate Deposits

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

DE-NT0005669

Heat Flow and Gas Hydrates on the Continental Margin of India

Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science

DE-NT0006558

Integrating Natural Gas Hydrates in the Global Carbon Cycle

University of Chicago

DE-NT0005668

Gas Hydrate Characterization in the Gulf of Mexico

University of California San Diego-Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 
DE-NT0005667

Assessing the Efficacy of the Aerobic Methanotropic Biofilter in Methane Hydrate Environments

University of California Santa Barbara

DE-NT0005666

Characterization of Methane Degradation and Methane-Degrading Microbes in Alaska Coastal Waters

University of Delaware, College of Marine and Earth Studies

 
DE-NT0005665


Source Characterization and Temporal Variation of Methane Seepage from Thermokarst Lakes on the Alaska North Slope in Response to Arctic Climate Change

University of Alaska Fairbanks- Institute of Northern Engineering

DE-NT0005638

Remote Sensing and Sea-Truth Measurements of Methane Flux to the Atmosphere (HYFLUX project)

Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

DE-FC26-06NT43067

Mechanisms Leading to Co-existence of Gas and Hydrate in Ocean Sediments

The University of Texas at Austin

DE-FC26-06NT42960

Detection and Production of Methane Hydrate

Rice University

FLU5A425

Methanogenesis in Hydrate-Bearing Sediments: Integration of Experimental and Theoretical Approaches

Idaho National Laboratory

EST-380-NEDA

Characterization and Decomposition Kinetic Studies of Methane Hydrate in Host Sediments under Subsurface Mimic Conditions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

DE-FC26-06NT42962

Phase 1-Characterization and Qualification of the Methane Hydrate Resource Potential Associated with the Barrow Gas Fields

North Slope Borough

DE-FC26-06NT42963

Methane Recovery from Hydrate-bearing Sediments

Georgia Institute of Technology

DE-FC26-06NT42962

Phase 2-Drilling and Production Testing the Methane Hydrate Resource Potential associated with the Barrow Gas Fields

North Slope Borough

DE-FC26-06NT42961

Seismic Gas Hydrate Quantification by Cumulative Attributes (CATTs)

Rock Solid Images

DE-AI26-06NT42938

Gas Hydrates Research Database and Web Dissemination Channel

National Institute of Standards and Technology

DE-AI26-06NT42878 -
Alaminos Canyon Task

Geochemical Evaluation of Deep Sediment Hydrate Deposits in Alaminos Canyon, Block 818, Texas-Louisiana Shelf

Naval Research Laboratory

DE-AI26-06NT42878 -
Bottom Source Task

Gas Hydrate Research in Deep Sea Sediments-Bottom Source Task

Naval Research Laboratory

DE-AI26-06NT42878 -
New Zealand Task

Gas Hydrate Research in Deep Sea Sediments-New Zealand Task

Naval Research Laboratory

DE-FC26-06NT42667

Combining Multicomponent Seismic Attributes, New Rock Physics Models, and In Situ Data to Estimate Gas-Hydrate Concentrations in Deep-Water, Near-Seafloor Strata of the Gulf of Mexico

The University of Texas at Austin (BEG)

DE-FC26-05NT42666

Comparative Assessment of Advanced Gas Hydrate Production Methods

Battelle Pacific Nothwest Division

DE-FC26-05NT42665

Gas Hydrate Instability in the Southeastern Bering Sea

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

DE-FC26-05NT42664 /
ESD05-036

Geomechanical Performance of Hydrate-Bearing Sediments in Offshore Environments

Texas Engineering Experiment Station and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

DE-FC26-05NT42663

Seismic-Scale Rock Physics of Methane Hydrate

Stanford University

DE-AI26-05NT42496

Conducting Scientific Studies of Natural Gas Hydrates to Support the DOE Efforts to Evaluate and Understand Methane Hydrates

U.S. Geological Survey

DE-FC26-02NT41328

Support of Gulf of Mexico Hydrate Research Consortium

University of California

DE-FC26-02NT41327

Petrophysical Characterization and Reservoir Simulator for Gas Hydrate Production and Hazard Avoidance in the Gulf of Mexico

Westport Technology Center Int'l

DE-FC26-01NT41331

Methane Hydrate Production from Alaskan Permafrost

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

DE-FC26-01NT41329

In-Situ Sampling and Characterization of Methane Hydrate

Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI)

DE-AC26-01NT41007

The Mallik 2002 Consortium: Drilling and Testing a Gas Hydrate Well

Geological Survey of Canada

DE-AF26-01NT00394

Sampling and Monitoring of Hydrate Mounds in the Gulf of Mexico

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

DE-AF26-01NT00370

High Resolution Processing of Seismic Data from GB 424 and 425 and MC 852 and 853, Gulf of Mexico

Western-Geco

DE-FC26-00NT40921

Three-Dimensional Structural and Physical Properties of Methane Hydrate Deposit at Blake Ridge

University of Wyoming, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics

DE-FC26-00NT41024

Characterizing Marine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs Using 3-D Seismic Data

University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology

DE-FC26-00NT40916

Fundamentals of Natural Gas and Species Flows from Hydrate Dissociation-  Applications to Safety Problems

Clarkson University

DE-AT26-99FT40267

Mechanical Testing of Gas Hydrate/Sediment Samples

US Army Corp of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center

DE-AT26-97FT34342

Characterizing Arctic Hydrates (Canadian Test Well and Alaskan "Wells of Opportunity")

United States Geological Survey

DE-AT26-97FT34343

Gathering, Processing, and Evaluating Seismic and Physical Data on Gas Hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico

US geological Survey, Woods Hole Field Center

DE-AT26-97FT34344

High Resolution Sidescan Sonar and Multibeam Bathymetric Data Collection and Processing, Atwater Canyon, Gulf of Mexico

Naval Research Laboratory

FEAB105

Mesoscale Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Gas Hydrates

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

FWP-4340-60 & 
FWP-42C1-01

Collection and Microbiological Analysis of Gas Hydrate Cores

Idaho National Engineering and 

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