TITLE

Cold tap

AUTHOR(S)
Fine, Phillip
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/19/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7647, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a U.S. project which aims to develop technologies to unlock natural gas reserves in frozen regions. This technology will tap potentially huge reserves of natural gas locked underground in frozen inhospitable permafrost regions. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, global volumes of methane hydrate, a compound of water and methane that forms under pressure at cold temperatures, are estimated to be far higher than conventional natural gas resources. The project's Arctic Drilling Platform, a mobile hydrate core analysis laboratory, performed measurements on both the whole core retrieved from the well and one-inch plugs taken from the full-sized core.
ACCESSION #
12661306

 

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