The MH21 Research Consortium of Japan evaluated methane-hydrate (MH) reservoirs in the eastern Nankai trough from the viewpoints of geology, geophysics, petrophysics, and reservoir/production engineering. The applicability of several MH-dissociation/-production methods to these MH reservoirs and the feasibility of future development in terms of gas production and economics were examined. Simple economic analysis on the basis of those simulation results indicated promise that some MH reservoirs in the eastern Nankai trough could be developed economically if well spacing and MH-dissociation/-production methods were designed and applied appropriately.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Fuel Technology
- Industrial relations
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Strategy and Management