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1. (WO2017062721) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING STRANDED GAS FROM UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENTS, CONVERTING IT TO CLATHRATES, AND SAFELY TRANSPORTING IT FOR CONSUMPTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/062721    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/055912
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C07C 1/12
B01J 8/00
C10G 2/00
Applicants: PHOENIX, Stuart, L.
KEZIRIAN, Michael, T.
Inventors: PHOENIX, Stuart, L.
KEZIRIAN, Michael, T.
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING STRANDED GAS FROM UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENTS, CONVERTING IT TO CLATHRATES, AND SAFELY TRANSPORTING IT FOR CONSUMPTION
Abstract:
The invention provides a method and system for extracting stranded gas (such as natural gas or hydrogen) or a mixture of oil and natural gas from a subterranean environment such as beneath the ocean floor and converting it into a solid hydrate such as a clathrate featuring a) extracting stranded gas (such as natural gas or hydrogen) or a mixture of oil and natural gas; b) optionally separating the natural gas from the mixture of oil and natural gas in a first tank or vessel; c) transporting the stranded gas to a second tank or vessel; d) introducing sea water into the second tank or vessel; e) mixing the stranded gas and water to form a clathrate hydrate/water slurry; f) removing excess water from the clathrate hydrate slurry to form a solid comprising a clathrate hydrate; and g) processing the solid comprising a clathrate hydrate into a transportable form; and h) optionally collecting the gas into a transportable vessel.