Natural gas hydrate deposits are found on all active and passive continental margins as well as in permafrost regions and deep lakes. Their worldwide occurrence and the large quantities of natural gas they contain make them appear to be both an energy source and a potential climate factor. In order to use the methane bound in gas hydrate deposits in the most climate-neutral way possible, it has been proposed to combine the extraction of natural gas from the gas hydrates with the injection of CO2: The methane gas trapped in the gas hydrates is to be replaced by CO2. In recent years, a large number of experimental and numerical simulations have been performed to understand the interaction between injected CO2 and the hydrate-bearing sediment. This webinar summarizes the main results and highlights the challenges and potential opportunities of the method.
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Speaker: Judith Schicks
Dr. Judith M. Schicks is the head of the Gas Hydrate Research Group at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam, Germany and holds a professorship for thermodynamics of multiphase systems at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The group's research focuses on understanding the thermodynamics of complex gas hydrates and their application in natural and industrial systems. She received her diploma in chemistry in 1995 and her PhD in applied physical chemistry in 1999 from the Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg. In 2013 she habilitated with a thesis on gas hydrates at the University of Potsdam, where she was appointed “Privatdozentin” in 2014 and as Professor at 2021. At the University of Potsdam, she teaches the subjects of environmental chemistry, analytics, and the fundamentals and applications of clathrate hydrates.
Moderator: Aziz Rahman
Dr. Aziz Rahman is an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M University - Qatar (TAMUQ). Before his appointment at TAMUQ, he was a faculty member at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and an Instructor at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Rahman received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 2010. Since then, he has been involved in several research collaborations with companies, including Total Energies, Qatargas, Schlumberger, North Oil Company, NEL, Syncrude Canada, GRi Simulations, and Petroleumsoft. During this time, Dr. Rahman secured around $2.5 million in research funding from organizations such as the Qatar Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Newfoundland Research & Development Corp. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta, Canada, and an active member of organizations such as SPE and ASME.