Using submarine heat pumps for efficient gas production from seabed hydrate reservoirs

Yasuhiko H. Mori, Jun ichi Ochiai, Ryo Ohmura

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Abstract

This article reports our novel idea about the thermal stimulation of seabed hydrate reservoirs for the purpose of natural gas production. Our idea is to use submarine heat pumps, which are to be placed near the hydrate reservoir and work to recover thermal energy from the surrounding seawater and supply it into the reservoir. Although the heat pumps need an electricity supply from the sea surface level, they can provide thermal energy which is several times that of the consumed electricity in quantity. As a consequence, the use of submarine heat pumps has a distinct thermodynamic advantage over other thermal stimulation techniques already proposed in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-604
Number of pages6
JournalEnergies
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

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Keywords

  • Energy
  • Fuel
  • Gas hydrate
  • Heat pump
  • Methane hydrate

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  • Computer Science(all)

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Using submarine heat pumps for efficient gas production from seabed hydrate reservoirs. / Mori, Yasuhiko H.; Ochiai, Jun ichi; Ohmura, Ryo.

In: Energies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 03.2012, p. 599-604.

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Mori, Yasuhiko H. ; Ochiai, Jun ichi ; Ohmura, Ryo. / Using submarine heat pumps for efficient gas production from seabed hydrate reservoirs. In: Energies. 2012 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 599-604.
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