The NUS Center for Offshore Research and Engineering is leading the research in Petroleum Engineering areas in Singapore. Two of their brilliant students will present their research
- Gas Hydrates
- Shale Gas
Natural occurring methane hydrate (MH) is found abundantly in sediments and rocks under stable thermodynamic conditions. The majority of this resource is located under the permafrost layer and in the shallow depths of the seafloor in the deepwater regions. Over the past two decades, a variety of efforts were dedicated in laboratory researches and field production tests using different methods to examine the best production strategy that is economically viable for commercialization. In order to produce gas, the solid methane hydrate in pores of sediment or rock will need to be dissociated either by reducing the pore pressure, increasing the temperature, injection of inhibitors, or undergo gas exchange using carbon dioxide. It is possible to have a combination of these options in the gas production. Currently, the depressurization method is deemed the most efficient way to produce gas.
This talk will first, briefly, share about the National University of Singapore (NUS) petroleum engineering program.
Then, the speaker of gas hydrates topic will proceed to share some of the general background of gas hydrates, and more specifically the research areas/efforts in the NUS (http://gashydrates.chbe.nus.edu.sg/). Some previous technical gas production works, and insight on the current on-going approach (frackability of gas hydrate in sand) will be briefly described.
Jun Lin Too is currently a research fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has recently completed his PhD from NUS, and continues to work on the gas production efforts, extending from his research. He has presented his work on the gas hydrates recovery efforts in conferences, such as SPE URCE in Brisbane, Australia (2015), and in the 9th International Gas Hydrates Conference (ICGH9) in Denver, USA (2017). Previously, he holds a B.Eng. from NUS, and worked in a technical consulting company in the subsea and pipeline area for two years.