Underground mining of gas hydrates and hydrate formations


The development will allow with greater energy efficiency to extract, store and transport natural gas and use methane from degassing wells in coal mines.


The developed technology and installation can be applied in the oil and gas industry at gas hydrate fields, in the coal mining industry when producing methane gas and in the fuel and energy complex when transporting gas in a gas hydrate state.


The use of an integrated approach to an alternative source of energy will increase the economic performance of the coal mining industry and reduce the technogenic impact on the environment.


The fundamentals of methods and technologies for a continuous and safe cycle of gas production from natural gas hydrate fields have been developed. An experimental installation has been created for obtaining gas hydrates from a methane-air mixture of degassing wells in mines. A resource-saving technological scheme for the production of ice-gas hydrate blocks has been developed.

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