Marine Biogeochemistry

Subproject B1 Reservoir Modelling

In the frame of sub-project B1 a 3-D numerical model for describing the process of winning methane from hydrates with simultaneous CO2 sequestration is to be developed. Various extraction techniques and types of deposits in sediments will be regarded and their efficiency will be verified. Validated mathematical simulation models enable the up-scaling of data obtained from laboratory experiments as well as from literature.

Methods
By means of the simulator STARS from Computer Modelling Group Ltd. (Canada), which is a common tool in the oil and gas industry, a finite area around the drill head will be modelled and the occurring heat and mass transfer will be simulated. Based on these results scientifically resilient information about the functionality, the operability and the economics of the extraction techniques will be provided. The research focuses on the mammoth-pump-principle and the in-situ combustion of methane.

In addition, technical parameters for an industrial demonstrator will be defined in order to prove the technical feasibility of the regarded techniques.

Literature

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Year

Journal/Proceedings

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Graue, A., Kvamme, B., Baldwin, B., Stevens, J., Howard, J., Aspenes, E., Ersland, G., Husebø, J. & Zornes, D.

Environmentally Friendly CO2 Storage in Hydrate Reservoirs Benefits From Associated Spontaneous Methane Production

2006

Offshore Technology Conference 

conference

URL 

Haeckel, M., Suess, E., Wallmann, K. & Rickert, D.

Rising methane gas bubbles form massive hydrate layers at the seafloor

2004

Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
Vol. 68(21), pp. 4335-4345 

article

DOI  

Henry, P., Thomas, M. & Ben Clennell, M.

Formation of natural gas hydrates in marine sediments 2. Thermodynamic calculations of stability conditions in porous sediments

1999

Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth
Vol. 104(B10), pp. 23005-23022 

article

 

Hensen, C. & Wallmann, K.

Methane formation at Costa Rica continental margin - constraints for gas hydrate inventories and cross-decollement fluid flow

2005

Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Vol. 236(1-2), pp. 41-60 

article

DOI  

Kowalsky, M.B. & Moridis, G.J.

Comparison of kinetic and equilibrium reaction models in simulating gas hydrate behavior in porous media

2007

Energy Conversion and Management
Vol. 48(6), pp. 1850-1863 

article

DOI  

Kurihara, M., Ouichi, H., Masuda, H. & Narita, Y.O.

Assessment of gas productivity of natural methane hydrates using MH21 Reservoir Simulator

2004

Natural Gas Hydrates: Energy Resource Potential and Associated Geologic Hazards 

conference

 

Lee, H., Seo, Y., Seo, Y.T., Moudrakovski, I.L. & Ripmeester, J.A.

Recovering methane from solid methane hydrate with carbon dioxide

2003

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition
Vol. 42(41), pp. 5048-5051 

article

DOI  

Schicks, J.M., Luzi, M., Erzinger, J. & Spangenberg, E.

Clathrate hydrate formation and growth: experimental observations versus predicted behaviour

2007

Physics and Chemistry of Ice : [the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice held in Bremerhaven, Germany on 23 - 28 July 2006], pp. 537-544 

inproceedings

URL 

Schicks, J.M., Naumann, R., Erzinger, J., Hester, K.C., Koh, C.A. & Sloan, E.D.

Phase transitions in mixed gas hydrates: Experimental observations versus calculated data

2006

Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Vol. 110(23), pp. 11468-11474 

article

DOI  

Schicks, J.M. & Ripmeester, J.A.

The coexistence of two different methane hydrate phases under moderate pressure and temperature conditions: Kinetic versus thermodynamic products

2004

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition
Vol. 43(25), pp. 3310-3313 

article

DOI  

Schultz, H.J. & Deerberg, G.

Laboranlage und Berechnungen zur Gashydratsynthese

2004

Erdöl Erdgas Kohle
Vol. 120(1), pp. 30-34 

article

URL 

Schultz, H.J., Deerberg, G. & H., F.

Neue Perspektive zum Abbau von Gashydraten.

2006

VGB Power Tech
Vol. 84(10), pp. 130-137 

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Schultz, H.J., Deerberg, G. & H., F.

New perspectives for the extraction of oceanic gas hydrates

2006

Geotechnologien Science Report No. 7: The German National Research Programme on Gas Hydrates – Results from the first funding period (2001-2004), pp. 138-151 

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URL 

Schulzke, T., Schultz, H., Ising, M. & Deerberg, G.

Experimente und Berechnungen zur Bildung von Gashydraten: Gasbeschaffenheit, Gashydrat, Modellierung, Gashydratgleichgewichtszustände, Laboranlage, Gashydratbildung, Gashydratdestabilisierung

2003

GWF-Gas, Erdgas
Vol. 144(11), pp. 691-695 

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URL 

Spangenberg, E. & Kulenkampff, J.

Influence of methane hydrate content on electrical sediment properties

2006

Geophysical Research Letters
Vol. 33(24), pp. 5 

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DOI  

Suess, E., Torres, M.E., Bohrmann, G., Collier, R.W., Greinert, J., Linke, P., Rehder, G., Trehu, A., Wallmann, K., Winckler, G. & Zuleger, E.

Gas hydrate destabilization: enhanced dewatering, benthic material turnover and large methane plumes at the Cascadia convergent margin

1999

Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Vol. 170(1-2), pp. 1-15 

article

 

Svandal, A., Kuznetsova, T. & Kvamme, B.

Thermodynamic properties and phase transitions in the H2O/CO2/CH4 system

2006

Fluid Phase Equilibria
Vol. 246(1-2), pp. 177-184 

article

DOI  

Tishchenko, P., Hensen, C., Wallmann, K. & Wong, C.S.

Calculation of the stability and solubility of methane hydrate in seawater

2005

Chemical Geology
Vol. 219(1-4), pp. 37-52 

article

DOI  

Torres, M.E., Wallmann, K., Trehu, A.M., Bohrmann, G., Borowski, W.S. & Tomaru, H.

Gas hydrate growth, methane transport, and chloride enrichment at the southern summit of Hydrate Ridge, Cascadia margin off Oregon

2004

Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Vol. 226(1-2), pp. 225-241 

article

DOI  

Uchida, T., Ebinuma, T., Takeya, S., Nagao, J. & Narita, H.

Effects of pore sizes on dissociation temperatures and pressures of methane, carbon dioxide, and propane hydrates in porous media

2002

Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Vol. 106(4), pp. 820-826 

article

DOI  

Wallmann, K., Aloisi, G., Haeckel, M., Obzhirov, A., Pavlova, G. & Tishchenko, P.

Kinetics of organic matter degradation, microbial methane generation, and gas hydrate formation in anoxic marine sediments

2006

Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
Vol. 70(15), pp. 3905-3927 

article

DOI  

White, M. & McGrail, P.

STOMP-HYD: A New Numerical Simulator for Analysis of Methane Hydrate Production from Geologic Formations

2006

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Gas Hydrate Technology at the 43rd CCOP Annual Session (Part II), pp. 77-86 

inproceedings

URL 

Yang, S.O., Yang, I.M., Kim, Y.S. & Lee, C.S.

Measurement and prediction of phase equilibria for water plus CO2 in hydrate forming conditions

2000

Fluid Phase Equilibria
Vol. 175(1-2), pp. 75-89 

article

 

Contact

Projektleiter B1

Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Dr.- Ing. Görge Deerberg
goerge.deerberg(at)umsicht.fhg.de

Wirth Maschinen- und Bohrgeräte Fabrik GmbH
Hermann-Josef von Wirth

Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam (GFZ)
Dr. Judith Schicks
schick(at)gfz-potsdam.de

GEOMAR
Dr. Matthias Haeckel
Tel.: +49 431 600 2123
Tel.: +49 431 600 2928
mhaeckel@geomar.de

Wintershall Holding AG
Dr. Foppe Visserv