Research Project

Breakthrough on multi-scale interfacial transport phenomena in oceanic methane hydrate reservior and application to large-scale methane production


Shigenao Maruyama
Shigenao Maruyama


To contribute the enhancement of large-scale methane production, we aim to clarify the mechanism of producing the methane gas from the oceanic methane hydrate (MH) reservoir. In this study, the micro-scale interfacial phenomena among solid, liquid, gas phase in MH reservoir will be observed and evaluated. Additionally, it will be connected to the macro-scale transport phenomena and the modeling of chemical reaction. Furthermore, it will be applied to the production of the methane gas from high pressure MH reservoir in mega-scale. It will contribute the green innovation as a new field in the interfacial technology.