A roadmap for the commercial development of New Zealand's gas hydrate resources

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Beggs, M.; Wood, R.A.; Henrys, S.A.; Stagpoole, V.M. 2008 A roadmap for the commercial development of New Zealand's gas hydrate resources. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2008/06 12 p.

Abstract: Offshore gas hydrates represent a significant medium- to long-term opportunity for New Zealand. Research to date has begun to delineate the distribution and characteristics of deposits, and has established and leveraged essential international linkages. Commercial development at two levels of energy output (10 and 200 PJ/yr) are considered in the context of the New Zealand energy sector. Preliminary economic evaluation of a 10 PJ/yr scale development is envisaged within a 15-20 year time frame, concurrent and parallel with leading international efforts in both methane gas hydrate and CO2 storage developments. (auth)