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Title: Physical mechanisms for multiphase flow associated with hydrate formation

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  1. Marathon Oil Company, Houston Texas USA
  2. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta Canada
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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
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Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 122; Journal Issue: 5; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-04-03 10:49:44; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-9313
American Geophysical Union
Country of Publication:
United States

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Behseresht, Javad, and Bryant, Steven L. Physical mechanisms for multiphase flow associated with hydrate formation. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/2016JB013503.
Behseresht, Javad, & Bryant, Steven L. Physical mechanisms for multiphase flow associated with hydrate formation. United States. doi:10.1002/2016JB013503.
Behseresht, Javad, and Bryant, Steven L. Mon . "Physical mechanisms for multiphase flow associated with hydrate formation". United States. doi:10.1002/2016JB013503.
title = {Physical mechanisms for multiphase flow associated with hydrate formation},
author = {Behseresht, Javad and Bryant, Steven L.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1002/2016JB013503},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth},
number = 5,
volume = 122,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Apr 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

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