Topic of Research Seminar: Natural Gas Hydrates; Potential Goldmines in Energy Crisis
Abstract: Along with hydrocarbons (methane, ethane etc.) and non-hydrocarbons (carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide) natural gas transmission pipelines also contain significant amount of water. The presence of water and gas molecules in the gas transmission pipelines caused the formation of gas hydrates, which plugged the pipelines. This evident initiated the research on gas hydrates in petroleum industry. Even today, gas hydrates continue to be the major flow assurance problem.
In addition to flow assurance, gas hydrates also show potential applications in energy storage and transportation, gas separations, water desalination, CO2 sequestration and natural gas hydrate (NGH) exploitation. The gas deposits in the form of natural gas hydrates are larger in extent and magnitude than the worldwide conventional natural gas reserves as natural gas hydrates contain 1014 to 1017 m3 gas. The depletion of conventional natural gas reserves is leading the world to worst energy crises, which develops the industrial interest in non-conventional natural gas reserves such as Natural Gas Hydrates.
Subject Field of Topic: Petroleum Industry
Name of Speaker: Dr. Sana Yaqub
Professorial Rank of Speaker: Assistant Professor
University Email of Speaker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliation of Speaker: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Date and venue of seminar: Aug 30, 2022, Seminar Room Ground floor, USPCAS-E, NUST Islamabad