Mallik Gas Hydrate Research Programs

The Mallik field is located on Richard’s Island, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, at the mouth of the Mackenzie Delta on the Beaufort Sea. It has been the site of several highly successful international research projects investigating sub-permafrost gas hydrates. Partners in the projects included the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), the Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. (JAPEX), the Japan National Oil Corporation (JNOC), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Department of Energy (DOE), the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany (GFZ), India Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (through the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., India (ONGC) and the Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL)), as well as academic institutions in several countries.
The data available here are the logs that were recorded in two holes where extensive logging programs were completed: The JAPEX/JNOC/GSC Mallik 2L-38 gas hydrate research well (drilled and logged in 1998), and the Mallik 5L-38 well (drilled during the Mallik 2002 Gas Hydrate Production Research Well Program). Some of the data that were collected in 1972 in Well Mallik L-38, and were instrumental in planning these programs, are also available. Additional production testing and site characterization were performed during the Mallik 2007–2008 Gas Hydrate Production Research Well Program.

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