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Natural Gas Hydrate Systems (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

New Frontiers in Gas Hydrate Behavior at the Macro- and Micro-Scales


February 27-28, 2016


Hotel Galvez
Galveston, TX


Zachary M. Aman & Marco Terzariol

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The 2016 Seminar will deliver a leading discussion on the production of conventional and unconventional resource production, from the perspective of the interface between fluids and solids. This Seminar will explore the connection between macroscopic systems and a variety of microscopic phenomena, including nucleation, film growth, wettability, crystal morphology, porosity and microstructure, hydrate adhesion properties, and fluid flow. Through a deeper understanding of the energy bound between interfaces in hydrate systems, the Seminar will further develop connections between these interfacial behaviors and a broad array of macroscopic phenomena observed in pipeline flow and naturally-occurring hydrated sediment, which might include slope stability, seabed microbiology, and production. Attendees at the Seminar are strongly encouraged to register for the corresponding Gordon Research Conference, where the connectivity between interfacial phenomena and energy resources will be further explored.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Natural Gas Hydrate Systems" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmInterfacial Hydrate Science in Energy Systems
Discussion Leaders: Marco Terzariol (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) and Alex Barnard (University of Houston-Downtown, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmJess Hillman (The Ohio State University, USA)
"Mapping and Characterizing Bottom-Simulating Reflectors in 2D and 3D Seismic Data to Investigate Connections to Lithology and Frequency Dependence"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pmDiscussion
4:05 pm - 4:20 pmDylan Meyer (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"Methane Hydrate Formation in a Saturated, Coarse-Grained Sample Through the Induction of a Propagating Gas Front"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHydrate Crystal Growth and Morphology
Discussion Leaders: Thomas Charlton (University of Western Australia, Australia) and Andrzej Falenty (Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmMuhammad Khan (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
"Advancements in the van der Waals and Platteeuw (vdWP) Model and Fluid Phase Equilibria Model Development"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmJonathan Levine (National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA)
"Hydrate Skins on Hydrocarbon Bubbles"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmVishal Srivastava (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
"Investigation of Water Dispersion on Hydrate Slurry Transportability"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmShane Morrissy (University of Western Australia, Australia)
"Adsorption of Surfactants to Clathrate Hydrate-Oil Interfaces"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmMichihiro Muraoka (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
"Growth Pattern Variety of Tetrahydrofuran Hydrates in Glass beads"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmScott Klasek (Oregon State University, USA)
"Temporal Resilience and Dynamics of Anaerobic Methane-Oxidizing Microbial Communities to Short-Term Changes in Methane Partial Pressures"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMicroscopic Interfaces and Geomechanics
Discussion Leaders: Steve Phillips (University of Texas at Austin, USA) and Henrik Sveinsson (University of Oslo, Norway)
9:00 am - 9:15 amEwa Burwicz (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany)
"Basin-Scale Gas Hydrate-Free Gas Re-Cycling Process Derived from 3D Numerical Modeling at the Green Canyon Province, Gulf of Mexico"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amLiang Lei (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Laboratory Hydrate Formation in Fine-Grained Sediments"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amMarkus Loher (University of Bremen / MARUM, Germany)
"Gas Hydrates Fueling Methane Seepage at Venere Mud Volcano in the Calabrian Arc"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amMatteo Paganoni (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
"Controls on Hydrate Distribution in Active Thermogenic Settings: Insights from Sabah"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amNariman Mahabadi (Arizona State University, USA)
"Water Retention Curves of THF Hydrate-Bearing Sediments"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amKehua You (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"Quantifying Hydrate Formation in Gas-Rich Environments Using the Method of Characteristics"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Panel Discussion
Discussion Leaders: Masaki Hiratsuka (Kogakuin University, Japan) and Deepika Venkataramani (Oklahoma State University, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Frontiers of Energy (Government, Academia, Industry)"
  • Jefferson Creek (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
  • Jocelyn Grozic (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Carolyn Koh (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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