Gas Hydrates Resource Assessment – Atlantic OCS Region

Methane Hydrate

BOEM gas hydrate resource assessment model for the Atlantic OCS is similar to the cell-based, mass balance approach that was initially developed for the 2008 Gulf of Mexico assessment. The two most significant changes in modeling approach include the introduction of a Bottom Simulating Reflector (BSR) as a spatial input and the removal of the lateral, or dip-driven, component of the gas migration model. The BOEM model predicts the highest density accumulations of gas hydrate in-place will reside in the central and northern Atlantic OCS, due in large part to the greater likelihood of sandstone reservoirs in the subsurface.

Atlantic OCS model results are summarized below in BOEM Fact Sheet RED-2012-01, and complete reporting on the detail of the Atlantic OCS model is available below in BOEM Report RED 2013-01.


BOEM Publications

BOEM Report RED 2013-01

Gas Hydrate Resource Assessment Atlantic outer Continental Shelf BOEM Report RED 2013-01

Image of Assessment of In-Place Gas Hydrate Resources of the Lower 48 United States Publication Cover

BOEM Fact Sheet RED-2012-01: Assessment of In-Place Gas Hydrate Resources of the Lower 48 United States Outer Continental Shelf

NETL-Doe Publication re: Gas Hydrate Potential of the Mid Atlantic OCS

Gas Hydrate Potential of the Mid Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf, William W. Shedd (MMS, New Orleans, LA) and Deborah R. Hutchinson (USGS, Woods Hole, MA), Published by US Dept of Energy, Fire in the Ice Methane Hydrate Newsletter, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Page 8

Gas Hydrates Resource Assessment Map

Gas Hydrate Resource Assessment of the United States Outer Continental Shelf: A Mass Balance Model, 2011, by Frye, M., Schuenemeyer, J., Shedd, W., Piper, K., and Herman, B., Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2011), Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, July 17-21, 2011