Oceanic Hydrates: More Questions Than Answers

  title={Oceanic Hydrates: More Questions Than Answers},
  author={Jean H. Laherr{\`e}re},
  journal={Energy Exploration \& Exploitation},
  pages={349 - 383}
  • J. Laherrère
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Geology
  • Energy Exploration & Exploitation
From an oil industry standpoint, methane hydrate is known as a major problem because it plugs casing and pipelines. From a media standpoint, hydrates provide an almost inexhaustible supply of articles concerning greenhouse effects, landslides, global warming and mysterious events such as the loss of aircraft in the “Bermuda Triangle”. From a scientific standpoint, they provide much scope for academic research projects. Oceanic hydrates have been recovered in some of the thousands of ODP/Joides… 

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