The application deadline for this meeting was February 22, 2014. You may still submit an application, which may be considered by the conference chair if there is still room available.
The Natural Gas Hydrate Systems Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Natural Gas Hydrate Systems Gordon Research Conference
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Natural Gas Hydrate Systems GRC web page for more information.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting will be current major topics in hydrate systems including earth science and engineering aspects of methane hydrate production, hydrates in and under marine systems and permafrost including potential roles in paleo- and modern climate change, and hydrates in engineered systems such as pipelines. Natural gas hydrates appear in a variety of natural and engineered systems and all disciplines and interests are encouraged to participate, including, but not limited to: sciences such as chemistry, marine geology, geophysics, geochemistry, oceanography, or planetary sciences, and applied sciences and engineering such as civil, chemical, environmental, or petroleum engineering.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by December 22, 2013. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Engineering a Natural System: CH4 Hydrate Production|
|Discussion Leaders: Jennifer Frederick (Desert Research Institute, formerly UC Berkeley) and Matt Walsh (Chevron)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm ||Kehua You (UT Austin)
"Methane Hydrate Formation and Dissociation at Three Phase Equilibrium Condition at Constant Pressure"
|4:00 pm - 4:05 pm ||Discussion|
|4:05 pm - 4:20 pm ||Michael Nole (UT Austin)
"Determining Methane Hydrate Equilibrium Conditions in Sediments from the Nankai Trough"
|4:20 pm - 4:30 pm ||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Laboratory Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Pore-Scale Interactions|
|Discussion Leaders: Weili Hong (Oregon State University) and Jocelyn Grozic (University of Calgary)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm ||Barbara Sowa (CSIRO)
"Influence of Monovalent Salts on the Formation of Ice, THF and C1/C3 Gas Hydrates in Strong Electrolyte Solutions"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm ||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm ||Srinath Velaga (West Virginia University)
"A Thermodynamic Model to Predict Aqueous Hydrocarbon Solubility at Two Phase Hydrate-Water Equilibrium Conditions"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm ||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm ||Sheng Dai (National Energy Technology Laboratory)
"Effects of Hydrate on Physical Properties of Hydrate Bearing Sediments: Pore Scale Studies"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm ||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm ||Kristine Horvat (Stony Brook University)
"A Study of Clean Fuel Production Coupled CO2 Sequestration Using X-Ray Computed Microtomography"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm ||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Out of the Lab: Underground and Underwater|
|Discussion Leaders: Kehua You (UT Austin) and Ann Cook (Ohio State University)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am ||Urmi Majumdar (Ohio State University)
"Determining the Occurrences of Gas Hydrate in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Using Petroleum Industry Well Logs"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am ||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am ||Jennifer Frederick (Desert Research Institute, formerly UC Berkeley)
"Effect of Submarine Groundwater Discharge on Relict Arctic Submarine Permafrost and Gas Hydrate Stability"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am ||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am ||Benjamin Phrampus (Southern Methodist University)
"Widespread Gas Hydrates Instability on the Upper US Beaufort Margin"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am ||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am ||Marco Terzariol and Junbong Jang (Georgia Tech)
"Pressure Core Technology: The Nankai Trough Experience" and "Capillary Effects and Gas Production - Bio-Inspired Solutions"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am ||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Career Options: Academia, Government, Industry|
|Earth scientists and engineers from academia, government, and industry will discuss career paths and answer questions.|
- Ann Cook (School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State)
- Jocelyn Grozic (Civil Engineering, U Calgary)
- Carolyn Koh (Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines)
- Matt Walsh (Flow Assurance, Chevron)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Last Updated: February 25, 2014