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The China Ministry of Natural Resources reported on 27-March-2020 that several breakthroughs were made during a recent trial gas hydrate production test in the South China Sea. The tested was conducted in the Shenhu sea area at a water depth of 1,225 meters, the test produced 861,400 cubic meters of gas, with an average daily production rate of 28,700 cubic meters. The ministry's geological survey bureau, together with more than 70 entities including China National Petroleum Corporation and Peking University, launched the country's second gas hydrate production test startings on 17-February-2020 and was completed on 18-March-2020.

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The National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, and the U.S. Geological Survey are leading an effort to conduct an extended gas hydrate production test in northern Alaska. The proposed production test required the drilling of an initial stratigraphic test well (STW) to confirm the geologic conditions of the proposed test site. This well was completed in December 2018 in cooperation with the Prudhoe Bay Unit Interest Owners.

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The 10th International Conference on Gas Hydrates that was scheduled to be convened in Singapore near the end of June, 2020 has been rescheduled to start on 06-December-2020 in Singapore.

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The 2020 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems was held at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas during February 22-28, 2020. The meeting covered a variety of scientific topics and the content presented was highly rated by the conference and seminar participants.

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The joint AAPG-SEG Interpretation Journal is calling for new papers to be submitted for a May 2021 special publication issue on natural gas hydrates. Submission deadline is July 1, 2020 For more information about this special section go to https://library.seg.org/page/inteio/interpretation-gas-hydrates. Submit Now

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There is a new AAPG Memoir 120 released in January that will be of interest to EMD members involved with tight oil and gas (shale) reservoirs, titled “Mudstone Diagenesis: Research Perspectives for Shale Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Seals, and Source Rocks” that is now available from the AAPG Bookstore http://store.aapg.org/detail.aspx?id=1310. This book was edited and authored by several EMD members as an outgrowth of the joint SEPM-AAPG Mudstone Diagenesis Hedberg Research Conference held in October, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This volume provides an up-to-date reference that is intended for professional geologists, research scientists, and students specializing in petroleum geology, organic and inorganic geochemistry, mudstone petrography, and rock mechanics. The book is organized into five sections: 1) New Tools and Techniques, 2) Inorganic Diagenesis, 3) Mechanical Properties, 4) Organic Diagenesis, and 5) Applications and Case Studies.

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Looks like a great venue for a few EMD papers! Submission deadline is February 6! Subthemes: CO2 CCS, Gas Storage, Geothermal

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It is with great sadness to inform the EMD that Dr. Eric Vance Eslinger passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2019 at the age of 75 following a battle with cancer. Eric was born in Arlington, WV, the son of the late Glenn and Jane Andrew Eslinger.

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AAPG EMD SESSION – Exploring New Energy Frontiers, Tuesday Morning, September 17, 2019 at Little America Conference Center, Wyoming Ballroom B, Cheyenne, WY. Session Chairs: Edith Newton Wilson and Peter Northrup.

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EMD is mapping a path to the future in Houston. Submit your abstract for an EMD session by September 26 for  ACE 2020. 

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