Natural gas hydrate potential of the Black Sea

The Black Sea is among the regions that have been cited in the literature as having conditions suitable for natural gas hydrate reserves. Russian scientists confirmed by seismic studies that there are five regions in the Black Sea which are highly promising for hydrate formation. In this study, conventional petroleum engineering methods are utilized to estimate the possible amount of gas available in one of the Black Sea Basins.


The Gas Hydrate Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Basin
MEREY, Şükrü; LONGINOS, Sotirios Nik. (Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration, 2018-12-25)
Gas hydrate exploration studies have increased substantially since last decade. Gas hydrate reservoirs are commonly found in the marine environment and permafrost. Studies related to natural gas hydrates in the Mediterranean Basin are rare compared to those released on the continental margins of the United States of America, Japan, India, China and Korea. This study provides an evaluation of the gas hydrate potential of the Mediterranean Basin using available literature data such as scientific drilling...
Natural gas hydrates as a cause of underwater landslides: A review
Parlaktuna, Mahmut (2001-05-26)
Natural gas hydrates occur worldwide in polar regions, normally associated with onshore and offshore permafrost, and in sediment of outer continental margins. The total amount of methane in gas hydrates likely doubles the recoverable and non-recoverable fossil fuels. Three aspects of gas hydrates are important: their fossil fuel resource potential, their role as a submarine geohazard, and their effects on global climate change. Since gas hydrates represent huge amounts of methane within 2000 m of the Earth'...
Noble gas isotopes and the chemical composition of geothermal gases from the eastern part of the Buyuk Menderes Graben (Turkey)
Wiersberg, T.; Süer, Selin; Güleç, Nilgün Türkan; Erzinger, J.; Parlaktuna, Mahmut (2011-12-01)
We present noble gas isotope and gas composition data from eight production wells of the Kizildere geothermal field and from six gas discharging pools from the adjacent Tekke Hamam geothermal field, situated in the eastern segment of the Buyuk Menderes Graben system in western Anatolia (Turkey). Gas from both locations is composed mainly of CO2 with minor contributions of N-2, H2S, CH4, O-2, Ar, H-2, C2+ and He, with higher contents of H2S. He and C2+ in Tekke Hamam samples.
Modeling of enhanced coalbed methane recovery in a coalbed at Zonguldak Basin
Sınayuç, Çağlar (2006-12-01)
A part of the Bartin-Amasra basin is found convenient for enhanced coalbed methane recovery. The lithologic information taken from the Zonguldak TKJ were studied and the depths the coal seams and the locations of the wells were visualized to perform a reliable correlation between seams existed in the area. According to the correlations, 63 continuous coal layers were found. The injection wells were located to the north and south parts of the reservoir where the depths are higher, so that injected CO2 can pu...
The effect of gas production from deeper conventional gas reservoirs on shallower gas hydrate layer stability: A case study in the conditions of the Sakarya gas field, Western Black Sea
Aydın, Hakkı; Merey, Şükrü (Elsevier BV, 2021-6)
Gas hydrate deposits are generally found in the shallow deepwater regions where continuous permafrost exists. The presence of water, methane and thermodynamic conditions (low temperature and high pressure) is critical for gas hydrate accumulation. Disturbing thermodynamic conditions such as depressurizing and thermal treatment are the primary processes for gas hydrate dissociation. In this study, we investigate the stability of a shallow depth gas hydrate layer in the conditions of conventional gas producti...
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M. Parlaktuna, “Natural gas hydrate potential of the Black Sea,” ENERGY SOURCES, pp. 203–211, 2001, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: