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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 198176, 5 pages
Research Article

Experimental and Modeling Studies on the Prediction of Gas Hydrate Formation

1State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Xindu Road 8, Chengdu 610500, China
2Sulige Gas Field Research Center, Changqing Oilfield Company, Xi’an 710018, China
3National Engineering Laboratory for Exploration and Development of Low Permeability Oil and Gas Fields, Xi’an 710018, China
4Drilling and Producing Technology Research Institute, Liaohe Oilfield, Panjin 124010, China
5Tahe Oil Production Plant No.1, Sinopec Northwest Oilfield Branch, Luntai 841600, China

Received 30 July 2014; Accepted 21 October 2014

Academic Editor: Hasan Uslu

Copyright © 2015 Jian-Yi Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


On the base of some kinetics model analysis and kinetic observation of hydrate formation process, a new prediction model of gas hydrate formation is proposed. The analysis of the present model shows that the formation of gas hydrate not only relevant with gas composition and free water content but also relevant with temperature and pressure. Through contrast experiment, the predicted result of the new prediction method of gas hydrate crystallization kinetics is close to measured result, it means that the prediction method can reflect the hydrate crystallization accurately.