This project is aimed to investigate the kinetics, transport and process conditions that govern the behavior of methane hydrate decomposition during natural gas production via a novel in-situ heating method coupled with sequestration of CO2. The hydrate research in the CCL is based on a large scale high pressure reactor capable of simulating natural hydrate bearing formations at pressures and temperatures congruent with both arctic permafrost and continental shelf sub-seafloor hydrate deposits.
- Tupsakhare, Swanand S., Garrett C. Fitzgerald, and Marco J. Castaldi. “Thermally Assisted Dissociation of Methane Hydrates & the Impact of CO2 Injection.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2016).
- Castellani, Beatrice, Giacomo Rossetti, Swanand Tupsakhare, Federico Rossi, Andrea Nicolini, and Marco J. Castaldi. “SIMULATION OF CO 2 storage and METHANE GAS PRODUCTION FROM GAS HYDRATEs IN A LARGE SCALE LABORATORY REACTOR.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2016).
- Fitzgerald, G.C., Castaldi, M.J., Zhou, Y. Large scale reactor details and results for the formation and decomposition of methane hydrates via thermal stimulation dissociation. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2012 94–95:19-2
- Fitzgerald, G. C.; Castaldi, M. J. Thermal Stimulation based methane production from hydrate bearing quartz sediment. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2013, 52 (19), 6571–6581.
- Castaldi, M. J.; Zhou, Y.; Yegulalp, T. M. Down-hole combustion method for gas production from methane hydrates. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 2007, 56 (1-3), 176–185.
- Zhou, Yue, Marco J. Castaldi, and Tuncel M. Yegulalp. “Experimental Investigation of Methane Gas Production from Methane Hydrate.”Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 48.6 (2009): 3142-149.