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Centre for Gas Hydrate Research Publications



Abstract 061
Experimental Measurement of Gas Hydrate Stability Zones in Porous Media
Anderson, R., Burgass, R. W., Tohidi, B., and Østergaard, K. K.
63rd EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11-15 June (2001).
New data for the stability zone of methane and CO2 hydrates in 82 Å diameter porous media are reported. The data is combined with that previously measured for 128 Å and 251 Å as part of an ongoing study of hydrate stability in porous media, and a comprehensive correlation between pore size and hydrate inhibition is presented. The combined dataset are a great improvement on existing literature data, and provide a means for the more accurate prediction of hydrate stability in fine-grained porous sediments.