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Gas-hydrate-bearing sand reservoir systems in the offshore of India: Results of the India National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 02

July 14, 2016

The India National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 02 (NGHP-02) was conducted from 3-March-2015 to 28-July-2015 off the eastern coast of India using the deepwater drilling vessel Chikyu. The primary goal of this expedition was to explore for highly saturated gas hydrate occurrences in sand reservoirs that would become targets for future production tests. The first two months of the expedition were dedicated to logging-whiledrilling (LWD) operations, with a total of 25 holes drilled and logged. The next three months were dedicated to coring operations at 10 of the most promising sites. With a total of five months of continuous field operations, the expedition was the most comprehensive dedicated gas hydrate investigation ever undertaken.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Gas-hydrate-bearing sand reservoir systems in the offshore of India: Results of the India National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 02
DOI
Authors P. Kumar, Timothy S. Collett, K. Vishwanath, K.M. Shukla, J. Nagalingam, M.V. Lall, Y Yamada, P. Schultheiss, M. Holland
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Fire in the Ice: NETL Methane Hydrate Newsletter
Series Number
Index ID 70170565
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Central Energy Resources Science Center