Exploration and Production of Oceanic Natural Gas Hydrate

Critical Factors for Commercialization

  • Michael D. Max
  • Arthur H. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson (Deceased)
    Pages 1-55
  3. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson (Deceased)
    Pages 57-94
  4. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson
    Pages 95-147
  5. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson (Deceased)
    Pages 185-201
  6. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson (Deceased)
    Pages 203-226
  7. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson
    Pages 227-279
  8. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson (Deceased)
    Pages 281-326
  9. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson
    Pages 327-346
  10. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson
    Pages 347-417
  11. Michael D. Max, Arthur H. Johnson
    Pages 419-468
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 469-482

About this book


This second edition provides extensive information on the attributes of the Natural Gas Hydrate (NGH) system, highlighting opportunities for the innovative use and modification of existing technologies, as well as new approaches and technologies that have the potential to dramatically lower the cost of NGH exploration and production.

Above all, the book compares the physical, environmental, and commercial aspects of the NGH system with those of other gas resources.  It subsequently argues and demonstrates that natural gas can provide the least expensive energy during the transition to, and possibly within, a renewable energy future, and that NGH poses the lowest environmental risk of all gas resources.

Intended as a non-mathematical, descriptive text that should be understandable to non-specialists as well as to engineers concerned with the physical characteristics of NGH reservoirs and their production, the book is written for readers at the university graduate level.  It offers a valuable reference guide for environmentalists and the energy community, and includes discussions that will be of great interest to energy industry professionals, legislators, administrators, regulators, and all those concerned with energy options and their respective advantages and disadvantages.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michael D. Max
    • 1
  • Arthur H. Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine and Petroleum Geology Research Group (Natural Gas Hydrate), iCRAG, School of Earth SciencesUniversity College DublinBelfield, DublinIreland
  2. 2.KennerUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-00400-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-00401-9
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