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