As exploration and development moves into deep waters, the possibility of encountering gas hydrates within seafloor sediments becomes increasingly likely. The ability to accurately detect gas hydrates is key to producing deepwater fields, allowing operators to safely design and place offshore drilling and production platforms, subsea production equipment and flow lines, as well as pipelines.
Borowski, W. S., C.K. Paull, W. Ussler III. 1998. New technique detects gas hydrates. American Oil and Gas Reporter, 41(9):120-129.
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