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Methane Recovery From Gas Hydrate By Cool Frack Method

Maajith Sohail G, Mohammed Mustafa G


Methane in Gas hydrates are the most believed energy source for the future.  These are solid crystalline ice with hydrogen bonded water molecules, which traps the guest molecules such as methane, propane, H2S, etc., in its cages. It commonly found in permafrost and deep oceanic sediments and occur in oil and gas pipelines. The extraction of methane from gas hydrates without any geo-hazard and economic efficient is what still a hidden treasure. The current methods, cause dissociation of gas hydrate bearing zone, which cause lots of geo-hazard to the eco system and the production is not economically efficient.  In this research paper, we mainly entertains our new method to recover methane from new evolving gas hydrates enigma, without dissociation of subsurface ice and water, with increase in production compare to current one. This research paper introduces you to a new concept of cool frack imbibition (CFM) method, where a new method of cooling operation, subjected to gas hydrates bearing zone. This sophisticated cooling operation will done only after injecting a group of eco-free components to the zone of interest for a particular amount of time, which creates Cryogenic condition. After implementing our new method, which results a good increase in density of the gas hydrates bearing zone, with which it alters the structure of the hydrates, and replace the methane in hydrate without dissociating the whole gas hydrate formation. In this research article, we have also explained how to implement this method in field procedure and proved this method by all theoretical and experimental.


: Cool frack, Cooling, Fracking, Pressurizing, Cryogenic, CFM.

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