Strat test probes gas hydrates in Alaska

Oil & Gas Journal: A stratigraphic test operated by BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. at Prudhoe Bay has confirmed two gas hydrate reservoirs for further testing in a three-well joint program of the US Geological Survey, US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Japan Oil, Gas, and Metals National Corp.

USGS said the test confirmed “highly saturated gas hydrate-bearing reservoirs” designated Unit B and Unit D.

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