B3 – Drilling Technologies for Marine Gas Hydrate Deposits

Sub-project B3 will develop new drilling and production concepts that address the specific challenges of marine gas hydrate deposits. This involves all aspects of construction and completion of bore holes, the realization of drilling operations, required safety measures, and risk minimization. Existing techniques from all types of drilling are reviewed and transferred into novel concepts, e.g. for mobile platforms, seafloor installations, suitable multilateral drillings. In collaboration with B1, numerical simulations are performed to assess those strategies.

  • Projectpartner:
    TU Clausthal 
    Institut für Erdöl-und Erdgastechnik 
    Kurt M. Reinicke/ Catalin Teodoriu 
    10, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld 
    Tel. 05323 / 72 2611 
    E-Mail: catalin.teodoriu(at)tu-clausthal.de

    TU Bergakademie FreibergInstitut für Bohrtechnik und Fluidbergbau Institutsdirektor Professur für Bohrtechnik, Spezialtiefbauausrüstungen und Bergbaumaschinen Matthias Reich 
    Agricolastraße 22, 09596 Freiberg 
    Tel.: 03731 / 39 2491 oder 0163 / 2730840 
    E-mail: matthias.reich@tbt.tu-freiberg.de

    Hochschule Bochum 
    Rolf Bracke 
    Lennershofstr. 140, 44801 Bochum 
    Tel.: +49 (0)234-3210793
    Email: rolf.bracke(at)hs-bochum.de

    Aker Wirth GmbH, Koelner Strasse 71 – 73, 41812 Erkelenz 

    Bauer Maschinen GmbH, Bauer-Straße 1, 86529 Schrobenhausen