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TitleScientific results from the JOGMEC/NRCan/Aurora Mallik 2007-2008 gas hydrate production research well program, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorDallimore, S RORCID logo (ed.); Yamamoto, K (ed.); Wright, J F (ed.); Bellefleur, GORCID logo (ed.)
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 601, 2012, 291 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediadigital; on-line; paper
RelatedThis publication contains the following publications
File formatreadme / lisez-moi
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
AreaMackenzie Delta
Lat/Long WENS-134.5000 -134.0000 69.5000 69.2500
Subjectsfossil fuels; engineering geology; geophysics; hydrocarbons; gas; hydrocarbon gases; hydrate; methane; methane hydrate; petroleum resources; biogenic gas; geophysical surveys; gamma ray logging; gamma-ray surveys; seismic surveys; porosity; permeability; geothermics; modelling; production tests; drilling techniques; logging techniques; pressure-temperature conditions; Tertiary; Cenozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; fence diagrams; stratigraphic sections; graphs; plots; tables; photographs; logs
ProgramGas Hydrates
Released2012 12 14 (13:00)
The JOGMEC/NRCan/Aurora Mallik 2007-2008 Gas Hydrate Production Research Well Program is the third major research-and-development endeavour carried out since 1998 at the Mallik site in the Mackenzie Delta of Canada's Northwest Territories. In just over a decade, the research enabled through these programs has literally moved a new energy field from unproven scientific concepts to proof-of-concept for a safe and sustainable method to produce gas hydrate, a unique and unusual solid form of natural gas. While there have been many contributors from around the world during each program, one constant has been the leadership provided by Japan and Canada. For Japan, the research forms part of a national strategy to secure a new domestic energy resource from the production of marine gas hydrate deposits that are found in abundance off its coasts. The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, through the Research Consortium for Methane Hydrate Resources in Japan (MH21 Research Consortium), has assigned the responsibility for guiding much of this research to the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation. In Canada, Natural Resources Canada has led the research and development studies aimed at quantifying and evaluating the energy potential of the permafrost gas hydrate deposits in the Arctic, and marine gas hydrate deposits off Canada's coasts. The most recent field program has also included, for the first time, a lead agency from the north. Aurora College, an agency of the Government of the Northwest Territories, has acted as the Designated Operator for the program, responsible for all field activities.
The 15 technical research papers and accompanying databases presented in this publication comprise the third Geological Survey of Canada bulletin on Mallik gas hydrate research-and-development endeavours. With more than 100 peer-reviewed papers compiled in these volumes, they chronicle a truly remarkable record of scientific accomplishment and fulfil the intent of Canada and Japan to undertake our gas hydrate research and development for the benefit of all. Without doubt, the highlight of this phase of the research has been to establish proof-of-concept for a simple and effective gas hydrate production technique. From a broader perspective, however, the body of work we advanced has also addressed many scientific unknowns and thereby improved techniques for quantifying the distribution of gas hydrate in nature, and understanding its physical properties and the role it plays in ongoing natural geological processes. We are indebted to the many hundreds of scientists, engineers, and workers who have contributed tirelessly to move an entirely new energy field forward.

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