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dc.contributor.advisorDunbar, John A., 1955-
dc.contributor.authorGunnell, Alan R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T15:26:26Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T15:26:26Z
dc.date.copyright2013-12
dc.date.issued2014-01-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8905
dc.description.abstractAn active methane vent (Woolsey Mound) in Mississippi Canyon Block 118 (MC118), Gulf of Mexico, has been a focus of persistent research. This vent area contains both active and dormant vents and blocks of methane hydrate outcropping on the seafloor. In light of the large amount of collaborative work done by the Gulf of Mexico-Hydrate Research Consortium (GOM-HRC), surface characteristics and mound chemistry is understood, but the distribution of hydrate within the HSZ is unknown. High-frequency seismic imaging of the mound is hindered by the presence of free gas, hydrate, and biogenic carbonate blocks at the water bottom. By performing seismic attribute analyses on the high-frequency seismic data previously collected by the OMHRC and combining direct current resistivity data, the likely distribution consists of high-saturation methane hydrate in pockets along deep-seeded faults and low-saturation hydrate and disseminated free gas surrounding these faulted areas beneath Woolsey Mound.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectMethane hydrate.en_US
dc.subjectSeismic attributes.en_US
dc.titleMapping the distribution of methane hydrate beneath Woolsy Mound, Mississippi Canyon Block 118, Gulf of Mexico.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
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dc.contributor.departmentGeology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Geology.en_US


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