S. 33 and H.R. 1753, the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 1999: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, May 12, 1999

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Pagina 16 - CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW In compliance with clause 3 of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new matter is printed in italic...
Pagina 16 - CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW In compliance with subsection (4) of rule XXIX of the Standing Rules of the Senate, changes in existing law made by the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is proposed is shown in roman) : FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE ACT • »***** SEC.
Pagina 19 - COSTKUX)) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned A BILL To promote the research, identification, assessment, exploration, and development of methane hydrate resources, and for other purposes.
Pagina 32 - ... in connecting lines, plugging the flow. Also, as hydrates decompose, particularly at or near the sea floor, subsidence can occur, potentially causing a loss of foundation support for offshore platforms or possibly damaging underwater cables. Research into methane hydrates, therefore, could benefit conventional oil and gas operations by developing improved methods to anticipate and diagnose the presence of these formations. As producers move increasingly into regions where hydrates are likely...
Pagina 80 - Develop an understanding of the dynamics and distribution of oceanic and permafrost methane hydrate systems sufficient to quantify their role in the global carbon cycle and climate change (Global Carbon Cycle).
Pagina 42 - ... hydrates. I. Summary The primary objectives of USGS gas hydrate research are to document the geologic parameters that control the occurrence and stability of gas hydrates, to assess the volume of natural gas stored within gas hydrate accumulations, to identify and predict natural sediment destabilization caused by gas hydrate, and to analyze the effects of gas hydrate on drilling safety. The USGS in 1995 made the first systematic assessment of the in-place natural gas hydrate resources of the...
Pagina 35 - Global Carbon Cycle - Develop an understanding of the dynamics and distribution of oceanic and permafrost methane hydrate systems sufficient to quantify their role in the global carbon cycle and climate change.
Pagina 43 - ... gas. Despite the enormous range of these estimates, gas hydrates seem to be a much greater resource of natural gas than conventional accumulations. Even though gas hydrates are known to occur in numerous marine and Arctic settings, little is known about the geologic controls on their distribution. The presence of gas hydrates in offshore continental margins has been inferred mainly from anomalous seismic reflectors that coincide with the base of the gas-hydrate stability zone. This reflector...
Pagina 29 - Statement of Robert S. Kripowicz Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy US Department of Energy Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee on Science US House of Representatives May 12, 1999 Mr.

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