Marine Biogeochemistry

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.

Contact:

Projectpartner:
TU Clausthal 
Institut für Erdöl-und Erdgastechnik 
Kurt M. Reinicke/ Catalin Teodoriu 
Agricolastr. 
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 
GEOTHERMIEZENTRUM 
Rolf Bracke 
Lennershofstr. 140, 44801 Bochum 
Tel.: +49 (0)234-3210793
Email: rolf.bracke(at)hs-bochum.de

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

Bauer Maschinen GmbH, Bauer-Straße 1, 86529 Schrobenhausen