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Summary Information for Field Activity 2002-061-FA

Area of Operations: Mallik well site, Richards Island, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada, North America

Dates: February 15, 2002 to March 15, 2002

Chief scientist: Bill Winters

   T.S. Collett - USGS-Denver; S.R. Dallimore - CGS; T. Uchida - JAPEX

Objectives: Three 1200 m deep wells will be drilled on Richards Island, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada to explore the presence of subpermafrost gas hydrate. Gas hydrates have been of global interest during the past decade because of their potential impact on energy reserves, global climate change, continental margin slope stability and petroleum drilling hazards.

Type of Activity: Coring;Coring

Information to be derived: Morphology;

Summary: Gas hydrate production well: 1, 1200 m; Scientific observation wells: 2, 1200 m each; Sample: 50 pressure vessels and 4 Dewar flasks.

Contact: Bill Winters (

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Publications resulting from these data

Winters, William J., Dallimore, Scott R., Collett, Timothy S., Medioli, Barbara E., Matsumoto, Ryo, Katsube, T.J., and Brennan-Alpert, Patricia,2005, Relationships of sediment physical properties from the JAPEX/JNOC/GSC and others Mallik 5L-38 gas hydrate production research well, in Dallimore, S.R., and Collett, T.S., eds., Scientific Results from the Mallik 2002 Gas Hydrate Production Research Well Program, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada: Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 585, 9 p., p. 9. (Also available at

Lee, Myung W., and Waite, William F.,2008, Estimating pore-space gas hydrate saturations from well log acoustic data: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 9, no. Q07008. (Also available at

Wilcox-Cline, R., and Winters, W.J,2011, The Influence of Grain Size on the Formation of Natural Gas Hydrate [abs.]: 2011 Fall Meeing of the American Physical Society-American Assoc. for Physics Teachers-Society of Physics Students

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