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First-Order Estimation of In-Place Gas Resources at the Nyegga Gas Hydrate Prospect, Norwegian Sea
Department of Geology, University of Tromsø, Dramsveien 201, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
Center for Integrated Petroleum Research, Uni Research, Allégaten 41, N-5020 Bergen, Norway
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Received: 26 October 2010; in revised form: 7 December 2010 / Accepted: 20 December 2010 / Published: 22 December 2010
Abstract: Gas hydrates have lately received increased attention as a potential future energy source, which is not surprising given their global and widespread occurrence. This article presents an integrated study of the Nyegga site offshore mid-Norway, where a gas hydrate prospect is defined on the basis of a multitude of geophysical models and one shallow geotechnical borehole. This prospect appears to hold around 625GSm3 (GSm3 = 109 standard cubic metres) of gas. The uncertainty related to the input parameters is dealt with through a stochastic calculation, giving a spread of in-place volumes of 183GSm3 (P90) to 1431GSm3 (P10). The resource density for Nyegga is found to be comparable to published resource assessments of other global hydrate provinces.
Keywords: methane hydrate; energy resource; mid-Norwegian margin; prospect evaluation; unconventional gas resource
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Senger, K.; Bünz, S.; Mienert, J. First-Order Estimation of In-Place Gas Resources at the Nyegga Gas Hydrate Prospect, Norwegian Sea. Energies 2010, 3, 2001-2026.
Senger K, Bünz S, Mienert J. First-Order Estimation of In-Place Gas Resources at the Nyegga Gas Hydrate Prospect, Norwegian Sea. Energies. 2010; 3(12):2001-2026.
Senger, Kim; Bünz, Stefan; Mienert, Jürgen. 2010. "First-Order Estimation of In-Place Gas Resources at the Nyegga Gas Hydrate Prospect, Norwegian Sea." Energies 3, no. 12: 2001-2026.