The National Methane Hydrates R&D Program
The DOE/JIP Gulf of Mexico Hydrate Research Cruise
Maps of Cruise Area
The research expedition will study and characterize natural gas hydrates at two deep-water sites- Atwater Valley and Keathley Canyon -on the outer continental shelf. Two well pairs, each approximated 1,000 feet deep, are planned at each site in approximately 4,300 feet of water. For more information on the planned scientific activities at each of these sites, please visit the science plan.
Bathymetric Map Showing the Two Drilling Locations
Drilling Locations Relative to Lease Blocks