Gas Hydrates Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025


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Global Gas Hydrates Market: Overview

Gas hydrates occur and form naturally when certain gases combine with water at moderate pressures and low temperatures, producing a frozen solid. Gas hydrate usually comprises of methane trapped inside it, which is also known as ‘natural gas’. Over the globe, methane hydrate is found deep inside the sea bed, at depths beyond three hundred to five hundred meters, at the margins of continents. Gas hydrate also forms inside and beneath permanently frozen ground (permafrost) at high northern latitudes and in the ground beneath large ice sheets and underneath some glaciers in Greenland, Antarctica, and other cold countries.

Gas hydrate has also been obtained from sediments beneath the largest freshwater lake on earth, namely Lake Baikal. Vast amounts of gas hydrates exist on the world's continental margins. Methane from gas hydrates may constitute a future source of natural gas. This energy potential is being harnessed in many national gas hydrate programs overseas, e.g., in the U.S. and Japan. This is propelling the global gas hydrates market.

Gas hydrates have also proved to be vital for study of the stability of seafloors, as “melting” of gas hydrate has the ability to cause seafloor landslides. Moreover, methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas is expected play a significant role in climate change, leading to further interest in this market scenario.                               

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the global gas hydrates market, taking into account its growth drivers, restraints, and  prospects going forward.

Global Gas Hydrates Market: Trends and Opportunities

The pivotal factors presenting new opportunities to the gas hydrates market are the burgeoning demand of oil and gas across the world and the end use adaptability of gas hydrates. Moreover, the gas hydrates market is seen as an opportunity in gas sector as most of the major gas and oil players across the world are conducting vast research to discover methods for extraction of gas hydrates from the ocean bed. Countries, such as India and Japan have been launching projects to examine the feasibility of gas hydrates. These initiatives will help to answer significant questions on the properties of the design of the production system, the host reservoir, and, the economics and costs of hydrate recovery, fuelling the market for gas hydrates.

A significant factor that may restrain the growth of gas hydrates market is climate change, as gargantuan amounts of methane are stored in the sea floor in the form of solid methane hydrates. Those can have a fallout on the environment.

Global Gas Hydrates Market: Geographical Analysis

The global gas hydrates market is segmented geographically into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. Asia-Pacific, among them, accounts for a considerably high market share and is expected to grow robustly over the course of the forecast period. North America is witnessing a swift rise in the production capacity of gas hydrates on account of incrementing demand for oil and gas in the region.

Global Gas Hydrates Market: Companies Mentioned

Key players operating in the global gas hydrates market are PetroChina, Valero Energy, Sinopec, Royal Dutch Shell, Global Oil & Gas AG, and Total SA, among others.

Global Gas Hydrates Marketby Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

This report gives access to decisive data, such as:

  • Market growth drivers
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years

Key highlights of this report include:

  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

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