April 2019 | Auckland, New ZealandAAPG Asia Pacific Region Abstracts Due: 30 November 2018.
AAPG Asia Pacific Region is welcoming abstracts for its third GTW in New Zealand and announces
four keynote speakers. Natural gas hydrates have been studied extensively for the past three decades
broadly because they may constitute a geohazard, become an energy resource and play a role in
climate change. While the latter is the topic of significant blue-sky research, the petroleum industry
is largely focusing on possible hazards to offshore installations from gas hydrates. Meanwhile,
government-led research is investigating the potential of hydrates as an energy source. This workshop,
commencing with an Icebreaker on 15 April, aims at capturing the current state of research into gas
hydrates and at projecting a way forward for mitigation of this potential geohazard and extraction of
hydrates as a possible low-carbon energy resource. The workshop will feature latest developments in
exploration and appraisal methods as well as lessons learnt from gas hydrate production tests.
Geomechanical models and results from laboratory experiments will focus on hazards from gas hydrates
to offshore installations. Finally, novel production methods involving CO2 sequestration will be introduced
in order to assess the possible role of gas hydrates as an energy source in a carbon-constrained future.
Keynote addresses will be presented by:
• Dan McConnell, Fugro, USA.
• Gareth Crutchley, GNS Science,New Zealand.
• George Moridis, Texas A&M University, USA.
• Judith Schicks, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany.
Abstracts welcomed for these tentative sessions: • Gas hydrate exploration and production: State of technology
• Gas hydrates as a possible energy resource: Overview on national programs
• Gas hydrate production and production through gas hydrates: Possible environmental hazards
• Dynamics of natural gas hydrate systems – interactions with slope stability, the biosphere and climate change
• The way forward:
Gas hydrates in a carbon-constrained world Please Submit Your Abstracts before 30 November 2018.
Review the abstract submission instructions.
Who should attend:
• Reservoir engineers
• Academic and government researchers Sponsorship Opportunities: