Coupled Numerical Modeling of Gas Hydrate‐Bearing Sediments: From Laboratory to Field‐Scale Analyses

@article{Snchez2018CoupledNM,
  title={Coupled Numerical Modeling of Gas Hydrate‐Bearing Sediments: From Laboratory to Field‐Scale Analyses},
  author={Marcelo S{\'a}nchez and Carlos Santamarina and Mehdi Teymouri and Xuerui Gai},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth},
  year={2018},
  volume={123},
  pages={10,326 - 10,348}
}
Methane hydrates are ice‐like compounds made of gas methane and water. Hydrates are stable under low‐temperature and high‐pressure conditions constraining their occurrence in sediments to marine and permafrost settings. A shift from the stability condition triggers an endothermic hydrate dissociation with the associated release of gas and water, impacting (among others) on sediment pore pressure, temperature, and deformations. Therefore, the behavior of hydrate‐bearing sediments (HBS) is… 
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