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Exploration of Gas Hydrates

Geophysical Techniques


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 1-27
  3. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 29-47
  4. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 49-72
  5. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 73-97
  6. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 99-128
  7. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 129-141
  8. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 143-209
  9. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 211-264
  10. Naresh Kumar Thakur, Sanjeev Rajput
    Pages 265-276
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book


Gas hydrates are ice-like crystalline substances that form a rigid cage of water molecules and entrap hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon gas by hydrogen bonding. Natural gas hydrate is primarily composed of water and methane. These are solid, crystalline, ice-like substances found in permafrost areas and deepwater basins around the world. They naturally occur in the pore space of marine sediments, where appropriate high pressure and low temperature conditions exist in an adequate supply of gas (mainly methane). Gas hydrates are considered as a potential non conventional energy resource. Methane hydrates are also recognized as, an influence on offshore platform stability, a major factor in climate change contributing to global warming and a significant contribution to the ocean carbon cycle. The proposed book treats various geophysical techniques in order to quantify the gas hydrate reserves and their impact on environment. The primary goal of this book is to provide the state of art for gas hydrate exploration. The target audiences for this book are non-specialist from different branches of science, graduate students and researchers.


4D/4C AVO Forward Modelling Gas Hydrates Inversion Quantification of Reservoirs Seismic Investigations for gas hydrates

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., ARRCCSIRO Petroleum ResourcesPerthAustralia
  2. 2.National Geophysical Research InstituteHyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Exploration of Gas Hydrates
  • Book Subtitle Geophysical Techniques
  • Authors Naresh Kumar Thakur
    Sanjeev Rajput
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-14233-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51957-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-14234-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
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