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Title: Method and apparatus for recovering a gas from a gas hydrate located on the ocean floor

Abstract

A method and apparatus for recovering a gas from a gas hydrate on the ocean floor includes a flexible cover, a plurality of steerable base members secured to the cover, and a steerable mining module. A suitable source for inflating the cover over the gas hydrate deposit is provided. The mining module, positioned on the gas hydrate deposit, is preferably connected to the cover by a control cable. A gas retrieval conduit or hose extends upwardly from the cover to be connected to a support ship on the ocean surface.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Aiken, SC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874037
Patent Number(s):
6299256
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21C - MINING OR QUARRYING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; recovering; gas; hydrate; located; ocean; floor; flexible; cover; plurality; steerable; base; secured; mining; module; suitable; source; inflating; deposit; provided; positioned; preferably; connected; control; cable; retrieval; conduit; extends; upwardly; support; ship; surface; ocean floor; gas hydrate; suitable source; preferably connected; ocean surface; extends upwardly; flexible cover; /299/

Citation Formats

Wyatt, Douglas E. Method and apparatus for recovering a gas from a gas hydrate located on the ocean floor. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Wyatt, Douglas E. Method and apparatus for recovering a gas from a gas hydrate located on the ocean floor. United States.
Wyatt, Douglas E. Mon . "Method and apparatus for recovering a gas from a gas hydrate located on the ocean floor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874037.
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