Natural Gas Seepage: The Earth’s Hydrocarbon Degassing by Giuseppe Etiope

By Giuseppe Etiope

The e-book bargains a latest, entire, and holistic view of common fuel seepage, outlined because the seen or invisible stream of gaseous hydrocarbons from subsurface resources to Earth’s floor. starting with definitions, classifications for onshore and offshore seepage, and basics on fuel migration mechanisms, the ebook experiences the most recent findings for the worldwide distribution of gasoline seepage and describes detection equipment. Seepage implications are mentioned with regards to petroleum exploration, environmental affects (hazards, pollutants, atmospheric emissions, and earlier weather change), rising clinical concerns (abiotic fuel and methane on Mars), and the position of seeps in historical cultures. With an up-to-date bibliography and an built-in research of obtainable info, the ebook deals a brand new primary know-how - gasoline seepage is extra frequent than formerly inspiration and affects all of Earth’s exterior “spheres”, together with the hydrosphere, surroundings, biosphere, and anthroposphere.

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Natural Gas Seepage: The Earth’s Hydrocarbon Degassing

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6 Craters and gryphons in mud volcanoes a, b Regnano, Italy; c Murono, Tokamachi, Japan, d Bakhar, Azerbaijan (Photos credits a, b, c: G. Etiope; d: L. Innocenzi, INGV) scientific literature, as some muddy gas manifestations, not hydrocarbon-rich or related to sedimentary volcanism, are improperly called mud volcanoes. , the Salton Sea gas manifestations in California; Sturz et al. 1992 and Mazzini et al. 2011; or the LUSI eruption in Indonesia; Mazzini et al. 2012) have been referred to as mud volcanoes.

The migration source (the starting point of migration) is not necessarily the gas source, in other words, where the gas is generated (source rock). Accumulations of gas (reservoirs) are common migration sources. , shales) without reservoir intermediation, as considered in recent theoretical models (Berbesi et al. 2014) and suspected in a seep located in the State of New York, USA (Etiope et al. 2013). As discussed in Chap. 5, this argument is fundamental for assessing petroleum systems. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 G.

Geol Survey Open-File Report 98–468 Mazzini A, Svensen H, Etiope G, Onderdonk N, Banks D (2011) Fluid origin, gas fluxes and plumbing system in the sediment-hosted Salton Sea Geothermal System (California, USA). J Volc Geoth Res 205:76–83 Mazzini A, Etiope G, Svensen H (2012) A new hydrothermal scenario for the 2006 Lusi eruption, Indonesia. Insights from gas geochemistry. Earth Planet Sci Lett 317–318:305–318 Milkov AV (2000) Worldwide distribution of submarine mud volcanoes and associated gas hydrates.

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