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Special Issue "Natural Gas Origin, Migration, Alteration and Seepage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Interests: Petroleum geoscience; Petroleum geochemistry; Basin modelling; Methane emissions; Mud volcanoes; Gas hydrates
The main objective of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to communicate new research findings on natural gas. The amount of molecular and isotopic data on natural gases is rapidly increasing as oil and gas companies now routinely collect and analyse gas samples while exploring and developing conventional and unconventional resources. Researchers also generate large amounts of gas data by sampling gas seeps, recovering gas hydrates and conducting pyrolysis experiments in the labs. Interpretation of this data and its integration with geology and basin modelling can provide key new insights on the origin, migration, alteration and seepage of natural gas.
This Special Issue will provide an outlet for rapid, widely accessible publication of peer-reviewed studies by researchers from both the petroleum industry and academia around the world. We welcome research on organic and inorganic origin of natural gas, kinetics of gas generation, migration of gas through sedimentary cover, accumulation of gas in natural pools, association between oil and gas, alteration of gas in the upper part of sedimentary cover and gas/oil seepage (including mud volcanoes and microseepage).
Prof. Dr. Alexei V. Milkov
Dr. Giuseppe Etiope
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Geosciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- natural gas
- gas migration
- oil and gas fields
- mud volcanoes