Special Issue "Marine Gas Hydrates: Advances in Petrophysics, Rock Physics and Geophysics"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Geological Oceanography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2023 | Viewed by 758

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Changchun Zou
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School of Geophysics and Information Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing, China
Interests: petrophysics; rock physics; geophysics; petroleum exploration; unconventional resources; scientific drilling
Prof. Dr. Qiang Chen
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Laboratory for Marine Mineral Resources, Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
Interests: simulation analysis of physical parameters of natural gas hydrate; experimental technology of natural gas hydrate production; gas hydrate reservoir monitoring
Dr. Cheng Peng
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School of Geophysics and Information Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing, China
Interests: petrophysics; rock physics; geophysics; unconventional resources; scientific drilling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a clean energy with huge reserve potential, considerable interest has been generated in the exploration, discovery, and exploitation of natural gas hydrates. In recent decades, the investigation of and research on natural gas hydrate have greatly advanced in terms of natural geological characteristics, resource potential assessment, and exploration and production technology. However, the understanding of the mode and microscopic distribution of hydrate reservoirs remains unclear, and the petrophysical properties and response mechanism of the reservoir are not yet well understood. In view of the phase changes of hydrates under temperature and pressure variations, natural gas hydrate formation experimentation and logging while drilling yield petrophysical properties and borehole geophysical responses of hydrates reservoirs. This Special Issue aims to share relevant scientific research on the petrophysical properties and geophysical exploration of hydrate reservoirs and encourages the publication of the latest developments that contribute to the knowledge of hydrate reservoirs.

Prof. Dr. Changchun Zou
Prof. Dr. Qiang Chen
Dr. Cheng Peng
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • marine gas hydrate
  • petrophysics
  • rock physics
  • borehole geophysics
  • geophysical exploration
  • experimental technology
  • artificial intelligence in geophysics
  • formation evaluation
  • case studies

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Identifying Submarine Engineering Geologic Hazards in a Potential Gas Hydrate Target Area on the Southern Continental Margin of the South China Sea
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 2008; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10122008 - 16 Dec 2022
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The southern continental margin-slope area of the South China Sea is a complex passive continental margin with diverse tectonic structures and movements. This area is rich in gas hydrate resources and is also an area with a high incidence of potential geological hazards. [...] Read more.
The southern continental margin-slope area of the South China Sea is a complex passive continental margin with diverse tectonic structures and movements. This area is rich in gas hydrate resources and is also an area with a high incidence of potential geological hazards. Identifying and understanding the potential submarine geological hazards in this area is very important for disaster prevention and management during the future exploration and development of marine resources. In this paper, five types of potentially hazardous geological bodies are identified in the research area through high-precision two-dimensional seismic processing and interpretation, including submarine mounds, pockmarks, mass transport deposits, submarine collapses and faults. At the same time, the seismic reflection characteristics and the changes in its morphology and surrounding strata are described. In addition to the causes of geological hazards in this region and their influence on exploration and development, the research prospects of geological hazards in this region are also suggested. Special tectonic and sedimentary conditions, fluid activities and hydrate decomposition may be the conditions for geological hazards in this region, which pose a significant threat to the exploration and development of seabed resources and marine engineering construction in this region. Not only does our conclusion provide useful data for the development and utilization of gas hydrate, but it also presents theoretical suggestions for reducing geological hazards in the development process. Full article
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