RESOURCE CHARACTERIZATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF NATURAL GAS-HYDRATE AND ASSOCIATED FREE-GAS ACCUMULATIONS IN THE PRUDHOE BAY - KUPARUK RIVER AREA ON THE NORTH SLOPE OF ALASKA Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.

Title

  • Main Title RESOURCE CHARACTERIZATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF NATURAL GAS-HYDRATE AND ASSOCIATED FREE-GAS ACCUMULATIONS IN THE PRUDHOE BAY - KUPARUK RIVER AREA ON THE NORTH SLOPE OF ALASKA

Creator

  • Author: Hunter, Robert
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Patil, Shirish
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Casavant, Robert
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Collett, Tim
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States

Date

  • Creation: 2003-06-02

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Interim results are presented from the project designed to characterize, quantify, and determine the commercial feasibility of Alaska North Slope (ANS) gas-hydrate and associated free-gas resources in the Prudhoe Bay Unit (PBU), Kuparuk River Unit (KRU), and Milne Point Unit (MPU) areas. This collaborative research will provide practical input to reservoir and economic models, determine the technical feasibility of gas hydrate production, and influence future exploration and field extension of this potential ANS resource. The large magnitude of unconventional in-place gas (40-100 TCF) and conventional ANS gas commercialization evaluation creates industry-DOE alignment to assess this potential resource. This region uniquely combines known gas hydrate presence and existing production infrastructure. Many technical, economical, environmental, and safety issues require resolution before enabling gas hydrate commercial production. Gas hydrate energy resource potential has been studied for nearly three decades. However, this knowledge has not been applied to practical ANS gas hydrate resource development. ANS gas hydrate and associated free gas reservoirs are being studied to determine reservoir extent, stratigraphy, structure, continuity, quality, variability, and geophysical and petrophysical property distribution. Phase 1 will characterize reservoirs, lead to recoverable reserve and commercial potential estimates, and define procedures for gas hydrate drilling, data acquisition, completion, and production. Phases 2 and 3 will integrate well, core, log, and long-term production test data from additional wells, if justified by results from prior phases. The project could lead to future ANS gas hydrate pilot development. This project will help solve technical and economic issues to enable government and industry to make informed decisions regarding future commercialization of unconventional gas-hydrate resources.
  • Physical Description: 66 pages

Subject

  • Keyword: Resource Development
  • Keyword: Feasibility Studies
  • Keyword: Natural Gas Deposits
  • Keyword: Associated Gas
  • Keyword: Exploration
  • Keyword: Gas Hydrates
  • Keyword: Resource Potential
  • STI Subject Categories: 03 Natural Gas
  • Keyword: Prudhoe Bay

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: 2 Jun 2003

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: NONE
  • Grant Number: FC26-01NT41332
  • DOI: 10.2172/821424
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 821424
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc738821

Note

  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00821424