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Sediment containing gas hydrates from two distant Deep Sea Drilling Project sites (565 and 568), located about 670 km apart on the landward flank of the Middle America Trench, was studied to determine the geochemical conditions that characterize the occurrence of gas hydrates. Site 565 was located in the Pacific Ocean offshore the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica in 3,111 m of water. The depth of the hole at this site was 328 m, and gas hydrates were recovered from 285 and 319 m. Site 568 was located about 670 km to the northwest offshore Guatemala in 2,031 m of water. At this site the hole penetrated to 418 m, and gas hydrates were encountered at 404 m.
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GAS HYDRATES AT TWO SITES OF AN ACTIVE CONTINENTAL MARGIN.
Soc of Petroleum Engineers of AIME
USA SPE 13592, Richardson, TX, USA
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Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, (Paper) SPE
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Proceedings, 55th Annual California Regional Meeting - Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME.