Natural Gas Hydrates — Energy Resource Potential and Associated Geologic Hazard

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 89

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) has co-published with the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory; the AAPG Foundation and the AAPG Energy Minerals Division a comprehensive treatise on the geology of gas hydrates which is titled Natural Gas Hydrates – Energy Resource Potential and Associated Hazards.

AAPG Memoir 89 had its start back in September, 2004 when the AAPG convened a Hedberg Research Conference in Vancouver, Canada on natural gas hydrates.  As a continuation of the Hedberg Research Conference in Vancouver, the conveners of the conference and the editors of this Memoir have worked with more than 150 authors and coauthors to prepare this Memoir on gas hydrates.  This publication follows the goals of the Hedberg conference; however, the contents of this Memoir were expanded to include all aspects of gas hydrates in nature.  This Memoir contains 39 individual contributions, ranging from long topical summaries to shorter focused research papers.

This Memoir has been published in two parts, with digital versions of all the complete research papers included on an included CD.  The hardcopy portion of the Memoir includes abstracts and several key figures for each of the contributions.  The digital portion of this Memoir has been organized into a series of topical sections consisting of review articles, marine and permafrost related gas hydrate research papers, and gas hydrate laboratory and modeling studies.

AAPG Memoir 89 can be purchased through the AAPG Bookstore web site at http://bookstore.aapg.org/.

The comprehensive technical summary that leads off the AAPG Memoir 89 can be downloaded from the link below.

Download Natural Gas Hydrates: A Review (file size = 70 mb)