The amount of natural gas within the gas hydrate accumulations of the world is believed to greatly exceed the volume of known conventional natural gas reserves. The hydrocarbon production history of the Russian Messoyakha field, located in the West Siberian Basin, has been used as evidence that gas hydrates are an immediate source of natural gas that can be produced by conventional means. Re-examination of available geologic, geochemical, and hydrocarbon production data suggests, however, that gas hydrates may not have contributed to gas production in the Messoyakha field. More field and laboratory studies are needed to assess the historical contribution of gas hydrate production in the Messoyakha field.
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Gas hydrates in the Messoyakha gas field of the West Siberian Basin - a re-examination of the geologic evidence
Int Soc of Offshore and Polar Engineerns (ISOPE)
Golden, CO, United States
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Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Proceedings of the 1997 7th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Part 3 (of 4)