Extracting gas from methane hydrates in the Sea of Japan


Japan plans to run new experience for the production of natural gas by extracting methane hydrates from the seabed off the coast of central Japan on the Pacific, and the use of improved equipment from past experience, that stopped because of a problem in the entry of sand in production equipment.

According to Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Studies, the presence of reservoirs of methane hydrate, equivalent to the amount of natural gas consumed by Japan, at about 10 sites in the bottom of the sea in the eastern parts of the waters of the Nankai trough.

And methane hydrate, known as the «snow fiery», is the material strength of methane, the main component of natural gas, and water crystallized under high pressure, and at low temperatures, such as the deep permafrost soil and water.

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