A new generation of models, laboratory, and field studies is helping scientists answer important questions about the role of methane hydrates in the carbon cycle and as a possible energy source. Writing in Eos Editor’s Vox, Kehua You and Peter Flemings answer questions about why studying this mysterious substance is more important than ever.
Yi Fang, a postdoctoral fellow at UTIG, will receive a Rocha Medal Runner Up Certificate from the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) during their annual symposium in June, 2020. The Rocha Medal and Runner Up Certificate are considered to be among the highest honors for young scientists in the field of […]
Massive natural gas reserves, trapped within methane hydrate deposits in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, have the potential to power the US with natural gas for hundreds of years. The GOM² project is a multi-disciplinary, long-term, commitment by the University of Texas at Austin in partnership with academic and governmental colleagues to drill, sample and […]
New research at The University of Texas at Austin shows that injecting air and carbon dioxide into methane ice deposits buried beneath the Gulf of Mexico could unlock vast natural gas energy resources while helping fight climate change by trapping the carbon dioxide underground. The study, published May 26 in the journal Water Resources Research, […]
What a difference a couple of days make: Wednesday, we were wondering what was going so wrong, Thursday, we stopped to breathe and regroup. Friday, we were elated to get a couple of good pressure cores in a row. Saturday, we wondered what on earth we would do with all the pressurized hydrate core we’re […]