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From a hard place to a rock: Questioning the energy security of a coal-based economy

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2011

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Sovacool, Benjamin K., Cooper, Christopher, and Parenteau, Patrick, 2011, From a hard place to a rock: Questioning the energy security of a coal-based economy: Energy Policy, v. 39, iss. 8, p. 4664-4670.

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High-angle, open mode fractures control the presence of natural gas hydrate in water-saturated clays at the Keathley Canyon 151 site in the northern Gulf of Mexico, which was investigated for gas hydrates as part of the Chevron Joint Industry Project drilling in 2005. We analyze logging-while-drilling resistivity images and infer that gas hydrate accumulated in situ in two modes: filling fractures and saturating permeable beds. High-angle hydrate-filled fractures are the most common mode for gas hydrate occurrence at this site, with most of these fractures dipping at angles of more than 40° and occurring between 220 and 300 m below seafloor. These fractures all strike approximately N-S, which agrees with the 165°SE-345°NW maximum horizontal [...]

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