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Date published: May 29, 2009

Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrate Joint Industry Project

Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrate Joint Industry Project Leg II

Date published: November 12, 2008
Status: Completed

Assessment of Gas Hydrate Resources on the North Slope, Alaska, 2008

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently completed the first assessment of the undiscovered technically recoverable gas-hydrate resources on the North Slope of Alaska. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS estimates that there are about 85 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of undiscovered, technically recoverable gas resources within gas hydrates in northern Alaska. Read the full...

Date published: April 15, 2005
Status: Completed

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 311

In 2005 a transect of four sites (U1325, U1326, U1327, and U1329) across the northern Cascadia margin was established during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 311 to study the occurrences and formation of gas hydrate in accretionary complexes.  In addition to the transect of sites, a fifth site (U1328) was established at a cold vent with active fluid and gas flow. 

The four...