Generalization of gas hydrate distribution and saturation in marine sediments by scaling of thermodynamic and transport processes

  title={Generalization of gas hydrate distribution and saturation in marine sediments by scaling of thermodynamic and transport processes},
  author={Gaurav Bhatnagar and Walter G Chapman and Gerald R. Dickens and Brandon Dugan and George J. Hirasaki},
  journal={American Journal of Science},
  pages={861 - 900}
Gas hydrates dominated by methane naturally occur in deep marine sediment along continental margins. These compounds form in pore space between the seafloor and a sub-bottom depth where appropriate stability conditions prevail. However, the amount and distribution of gas hydrate within this zone, and free gas below, can vary significantly at different locations. To understand this variability, we develop a one-dimensional numerical model that simulates the accumulation of gas hydrates in marine… 


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