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Physical properties of sediment containing methane gas hydrate

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Abstract

A study conducted by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on the formation, behavior, and properties of mixtures of gas hydrate and sediment is presented. The results show that the properties of host material influence the type and quantity of hydrates formed. The presence of hydrate during mechanical shear tests affects the measured sediment pore pressure. Sediment shear strength may be increased more than 500 percent by intact hydrate, but greatly weakened if the hydrate dissociates.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Physical properties of sediment containing methane gas hydrate
Volume
50
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
First page:
36
Last page:
38