Toward Production From Gas Hydrates: Status, Technology, and Potential Academic Article uri icon


  • Gas hydrates are a vast energy resource with global distribution in the permafrost and in the oceans. Even if conservative estimates are considered and only a small fraction is recoverable, the size of the resource is so large that it requires evaluation as a potential energy source. This review paper discusses the distribution of natural-gas-hydrate accumulations, the status of the primary international R&D programs, and the remaining science and technology challenges facing commercialization of production.

author list (cited authors)

  • Denney, D.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • July 2008