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Refereed Publications

  1. Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., Freeman, C.M., Pan, L., Boyle, K.L., Keen, N., Husebo, J.A., “Field-Scale Simulation of Production from Oceanic Gas Hydrate Deposits,” in revision for Transport in Porous Media, 2013.
  2. Moridis, G.J., Reagan, M.T., Kuzma, H.A., Blasingame, T.A., Santos, R., Boyle, K.L., Freeman, C.M., Ilk, D., Yang, W., Cossio, M., Bhattacharya, S., Nikolaou, M., “SeTES: A Self-Teaching Expert System for the Analysis, Design, and Prediction of Gas Production From Unconventional Gas Resources,” Computers and Geosciences, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2013.04.001, 2013.
  3. Moridis, G.J., Kim, J., Reagan, M.T., Kim, S.J., “Feasibility of Gas Production from a Gas Hydrate Accumulation at the UBGH2-6 Site of the Ulleung Basin in the Korean East Sea,” J. Petro. Sci. Eng., doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2013.04.001, 2013.
  4. Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., Elliott, S.M., and Maltrud, M., “Contributions of Oceanic Gas Hydrate Dissociation to the Formation of Arctic Ocean Methane Plumes,” J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 116, C09014, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007189, 2011.
  5. Elliott, S.M., Maltrud, M., Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., Cameron-Smith, P.J., “Marine Methane Cycle Simulations for the Period of Early Global Warming,” LBNL-4239E, J. Geophysical Res. Biogeo., 116, G01010, 2011. 
  6. Moridis, G.J., Silpngarmlert, S., Reagan, M.T., Collett, T., and K. Zhang, “Gas Production From the Unit D Class 3 Hydrate Deposit at the Mount Elbert Site, North Slope, Alaska,” LBNL-3005E, Marine & Petroleum Geology, 28, 517-534, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.01.005, 2011.
  7. Elliott, S.M., Maltrud, M., Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., Cameron-Smith, P.J., “Marine Methane Cycle Simulations for the Period of Early Global Warming,” LBNL-4239E, J. Geophysical Res. Biogeo., 116, G01010, 2010. 
  8. Moridis, G.J., and M.T. Reagan, “Estimating the Upper Limit of Gas Production From Class 2 Hydrate Accumulations in the Permafrost: 1. Concepts, System Description, and the Production Base Case,” LBNL-01615E, JPSE, 76, 194-204, 2011.
  9. Moridis, G.J., and M.T.Reagan, “Estimating the Upper Limit of Gas Production From Class 2 Hydrate Accumulations in the Permafrost: 2. Alternative Well Designs and Sensitivity Analysis,” LBNL-04272E, JPSE, 76, 124-137, 2011.
  10. Moridis, G.J., Reagan, M.T., Boyle, K.L., and K. Zhang, “Evaluation of the Gas Production Potential of Some Particularly Challenging Types of Hydrate Deposits,” Transport in Porous Media, doi: 10.1007/s11242-011-9762-5, 2011.
  11. Moridis, G.J., Collett, T.S., Pooladi-Darwish, M., Hancock, S., Santamarina, C., Boswell, R., Kneafsey, T., Rutqvist, J., Kowalsky, M.J., Reagan, M.T., Sloan, E.D., Sum, A.K., and Koh, C., “Challenges, Uncertainties and Issues Facing Gas Production From Hydrate Deposits in Geologic Systems,” LBNL-04254E, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 14(1), 76-112, 2011.
  12. Elliott, S.M., Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., Cameron-Smith, P.J., “Geochemistry of Clathrate-Derived Methane in Arctic Ocean Waters,” LBNL-3389E, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L12607, doi:10.1029/2010GL043369, 2010.
  13. Reagan, M.T., Kowalsky, M.B., Moridis, G.J., Silpngarmlert, S., “The Effect of Reservoir Heterogeneity on Gas Production From Hydrate Accumulations in the Permafrost,” SPE 132649, in review for JPSE.
  14. Reagan, M.T. and G. J. Moridis, “Large-Scale Simulation of Methane Hydrate Dissociation along the West Spitsbergen Margin,” LBNL-2908E, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L23612, doi:10.1029/2009GL041332, 2009.
  15. Moridis, G.J., Reagan, M.T., Boyle, K., Zhang, K., “Evaluation of a Deposit in the Vicinity of the PBU L-106 Site, North Slope, Alaska, for a Potential Long-Term Test of Gas Production from Hydrates,” SPE 133601, in review for SPE Res. Eval. & Eng.
  16. Moridis, G.J., Collette, T.S., Boswell, R., Kurihara, M., Reagan, M.T., Sloan, E.D., and C. Koh, “Toward Production From Gas Hydrates: Assessment of Resources, Technology, and Potential” LBNL-00161E, SPE 114163, SPE Journal, 12(5), 745-771, 2009.
  17. Boswell, R., Shelander, D., Lee, M., Latham, T., Collett, T., Geurin, G., Moridis, G., Reagan, M., and D. Goldberg, "Occurrence of gas hydrate in Oligocence Frio sand: Alaminos Canyon Block 818: northern Gulf of Mexico," LBNL-2541E, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 1499-1512, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.03.005, 2009.
  18. Moridis, G.J., Silpngarmlert, S., Reagan, M.T., Collett, T., and K. Zhang, “Gas Production From the Unit D Class 3 Hydrate Deposit at the Mount Elbert Site, North Slope, Alaska,” Marine & Petroleum Geology, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.01.005, 2010.
  19. Reagan, M.T. and G.J. Moridis, “The dynamic response of oceanic hydrate deposits to ocean temperature change,” LBNL-01026E, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 113, C12023, doi:10.1029/2008JC004938, 2008.
  20. Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., and K. Zhang, “Sensitivity Analysis of Gas Production from Class 2 and Class 3 Hydrate Deposits,” LBNL-01657E, OTC 19554, Proceedings, 2008 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 5-8 May 2008, in review for publication in SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering.
  21. Moridis, G.J, Reagan, M.T., and K. Zhang, “Field-Scale Studies on the Enhanced Performance of Class 2 and Class 3 Hydrate Deposits Through Co-Production With Conventional Gas” OTC 19435, Proceedings, 2008 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 5-8 May 2008, in revision for SPE Journal.
  22. Moridis, G.J., Reagan, M.T., Kim, S.J., Seol, Y., and K. Zhang, “Evaluation of the Gas Production Potential of Marine Hydrate Deposits in the Ulleung Basin of the Korean East Sea,” LBNL-63812, SPE 110859, SPE Journal, 14(4), 759-781, 2009.
  23. Reagan, M.T. and G.J. Moridis, “Oceanic Gas Hydrate Instability and Dissociation Under Climate Change Scenarios,” LBNL-62999, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L22709, doi: 10.1029/2007GL031671, 2007.
  24. Moridis, G.J. and Reagan, M.T., “Strategies for Gas Production From Oceanic Class 3 Hydrate Accumulations,” LBNL-62758, OTC 18865, Proceedings, 2007 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 30 April - 3 May 2007, in review for publication in SPE Journal.
  25. Moridis, G.J. and Reagan, M.T., “Gas Production From Oceanic Class 2 Hydrate Accumulations,” LBNL-62757, OTC 18866, Proceedings, 2007 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 30 April - 3 May 2007, in review for publication in SPE Journal.
  26. Reagan, M.T., Najm, H.N., Pebay, P.P., Knio, O.M., and R.G. Ghanem, “Quantifying Uncertainty in Chemical Systems Modeling.” Int. J. Chem. Kinetics 37, 6, 368-382 (2005).
  27. Reagan, M.T., Najm, H.N., Ghanem, R.G., Knio, O.M., and O.P. LeMaître, “Spectral Stochastic Uncertainty Quantification in Chemical Systems.” Combust. Theory and Modeling 8, 3, 607-632 (2004).
  28. LeMaître, O.P., Reagan, M.T., Debusschere, B.J., Najm, H.N., Ghanem, R.G., and O.M. Knio, “Natural Convection in a Closed Cavity under Stochastic, Non-Boussinesq Conditions.” SIAM J. Sci. Comp. 26, 2, 375-394 (2004).
  29. Reagan, M.T., Najm, H.N., Ghanem, R.G., and O.M. Knio, “Uncertainty Quantification in Reacting Flow Simulations Through Non-Intrusive Spectral Projection.” Combustion and Flame 132, 3, 545-555 (2003).
  30. LeMaître, O.P., Reagan, M.T., Najm, H.N., Ghanem, R.G., and O.M. Knio, “A Stochastic Projection Method for Fluid Flow. II. Random Process.” J. Comp. Phys. 181, 9-44 (2002).
  31. Reagan, M.T. and J.W. Tester, “The Zeno (Z=1) Behavior of Water: A Molecular Simulation Study.” Int. J. Thermophysics 22, 1, 149-160 (2001).
  32. Kutney, M.C., Reagan, M.T., Smith, K.A., Tester, J.W., and D.R. Herschbach, “The Zeno (Z=1) Behavior of Equations of State: An Interpretation Across Scales from Macroscopic to Molecular.” J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 10, 9513-9525 (2000).
  33. Ciric, A.R., Mumtaz, H.S., Corbett, G., Reagan, M.T., Seider, W.D., Fabiano, L.A., Kolesar, D.M., and S. Widagdo, “Azeotropic Distillation with an Internal Decanter.” Comp. Chem. Eng. 24, 2435-2446 (2000).
  34. Reagan, M.T., Harris, J.G. and J.W. Tester, “Molecular Simulation of Dense Hydrothermal NaCl-H2O Solutions from Subcritical to Supercritical Conditions.” J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 37, 7935-7941 (1999).
  35. Tester, J.W., Marrone, P.A., DiPippo, M.M., Sako, K., Reagan, M.T., Arias, T.A., and W.A. Peters, “Chemical Reactions and Phase Equilibria of Model Halocarbons and Salts in Sub- and Supercritical Water (200 to 300 bar, 100 to 600 oC).” J. Supercritical Fluids 13 225-240 (1998).

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Other Publications and Reports

  1. Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., Boyle, K.L., Freeman, C.M., Pan, L., Keen, N., Husebo, J.A., “Massively Parallel Simulation of Field-Scale Oceanic Gas Hydrate Deposits,” Proc. 2012 TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, CA, 17-19 September 2012.
  2. Moridis, G.J., Kuzma, H.A., Reagan, M.T., Blasingame, T.A., Santos, R., Boyle, K.L., Freeman, C.M., Ilk, D., Yang, W., Cossio, M., Bhattacharya, S., Nikolaou, M., “SeTES: A Self-Teaching Expert System for the Analysis, Design, and Prediction of Gas Production From Unconventional Gas Resources,” Proc. Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 15–17 November 2011.
  3. Kuzma, H.A., Zhao, Y., Reagan, M.T., Rector, J.W., “Polynomial Chaos for Uncertainty Quantification in Geophysics,” Proc. Society of Exploration Geologists Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 18-23 Sept 2011.
  4. Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., Elliott, S.M., Maltrud, M., and Cameron-Smith, P.J., “Basin-Scale Assessment of Gas Hydrate Dissociation in Response to Climate Change,” Proc. 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 17-21 July 2011.
  5. Boswell, R., Moridis, G.J., Reagan, M.T., and Collett, T.S., “Gas Hydrate Accumulation Types and Their Application to Numerical Simulation,” Proc. 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 17-21 July 2011
  6. Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., Elliott, S.M., and Maltrud, M., “Simulation of Arctic Gas Hydrate Dissociation in Response to Climate Change: Basin-Scale Assessment,” OTC 22153, Proc. 2011 Arctic Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 7–9 February 2011.
  7. Reagan, M.T., Kowalsky, M.B., Moridis, G.J., Silpngarmlert, S., “The Effect of Reservoir Heterogeneity on Gas Production From Hydrate Accumulations in the Permafrost,” SPE 132649, Proc. 2010 SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 27-29 May 2010.
  8. Moridis, G.J., Reagan, M.T., Boyle, K., Zhang, K., “Evaluation of a Deposit in the Vicinity of the PBU L-106 Site, North Slope, Alaska, for a Potential Long-Term Test of Gas Production from Hydrates,” SPE 133601, Proc. 2010 SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 27-29 May 2010.
  9. Moridis, G.J., Collett, T.S., Pooladi-Darwish, M., Hancock, S., Santamarina, C., Boswell, R., Kneafsey, T., Rutqvist, J., Kowalsky, M.J., Reagan, M.T., Sloan, E.D., Sum, A.K., and Koh, C., “Challenges, Uncertainties and Issues Facing Gas Production From Hydrate Deposits in Geologic Systems,” SPE-131792A, Proc. SPE Unconventional Gas Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 23–25 February 2010.
  10. Moridis, G.J., Reagan, M.T., Boyle, K.L., and K. Zhang, “Evaluation of the Gas Production Potential of Challenging Hydrate Deposits,” Proc. TOUGH Symposium 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 14-16 Sept. 2009.
  11. Reagan, M.T, Moridis, G.J., and K. Zhang, “Large-Scale Simulation of Oceanic Gas Hydrate Dissociation in Response to Climate Change,” Proc. TOUGH Symposium 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 14-16 Sept. 2009.
  12. Reagan, M.T, Moridis, G.J., Zhang, K., “Modeling of Gas Hydrate Instability and Methane Release in Response to Climate Change,” LBNL-00712E, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Vancouver, BC, July 6-10, 2008.
  13. Moridis, G.J., Reagan, M.T, Zhang, K., “The Use of Horizontal Well in Gas Production from Hydrate Accumulations,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Vancouver, BC, July 6-10, 2008.
  14. Reagan, M.T., Moridis, G.J., and K. Zhang, “Sensitivity Analysis of Gas Production from Class 2 and Class 3 Hydrate Deposits,” LBNL-01657E, OTC 19554, Proc. 2008 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 5-8 May 2008.
  15. Moridis, G.J, Reagan, M.T., and K. Zhang, “Field-Scale Studies on the Enhanced Performance of Class 2 and Class 3 Hydrate Deposits Through Co-Production With Conventional Gas” OTC 19435, Proc. 2008 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 5-8 May 2008.
  16. Moridis, G.J., Kneafsey, T., Kowalsky, M., and M.T. Reagan, “Numerical, Laboratory and Field Studies of Gas Production from Natural Hydrate Accumulations in Geologic Media,” OSTI Report 918665 (Dec. 2007).
  17. Moridis, G.J. and Reagan, M.T., “Strategies for Gas Production From Oceanic Class 3 Hydrate Accumulations,” LBNL-62758, OTC 18865, Proc. 2007 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 30 April - 3 May 2007.
  18. Moridis, G.J. and Reagan, M.T., “Gas Production From Oceanic Class 2 Hydrate Accumulations,” LBNL-62757, OTC 18866, Proc. 2007 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 30 April - 3 May 2007.
  19. Reagan, M.T. and C.M. Oldenburg, “WebGasEOS v1.0 User Guide,” LBNL-3188, (June 2006).
  20. Najm, H.N., Reagan, M.T., Knio, O.M., Ghanem, R.G., and O.P. LeMaître, “Uncertainty Quantification in Reacting Flow Modeling.” Technical Report SAND2003-8598, Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA (2003).
  21. Najm, H.N., Reagan, M.T., Debusschere, B.J., Knio, O., Ghanem, R., Le Maître, O.P., “Modeling Reacting Flow with Uncertainty Quantification,” Proceedings of the 19th International Colloqium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), Hakone, Japan, July 27–August 1, 2003.
  22. Reagan, M.T., Najm, H.N., Ghanem, R.G., and O.M. Knio, “Analysis of Parametric Uncertainty Propagation in Detailed Combustion Chemistry.” Proceedings of the 2nd MIT Conf. on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, MA, 1501-1505 (2003)
  23. Reagan, M.T. and J.W. Tester, “Molecular Modeling of Dense Sodium Chloride-Water Solutions Near the Critical Point.” Steam, Water, and Hydrothermal Systems, Toronto, Ontario, 525-533 (1999).

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Summaries, Abstracts, Features

  • “’Arctic Armageddon’ Needs More Science, Less Hype,” Science, 329, 5992, 620-621, doi: 10.1126/science.329.5992.620 (August 2010).
  • “A Sleeping Giant?” Nature Reports Climate Change, doi:10.1038/climate.2009.24 (April 2009).
  • “The Hydrate Hazard,” Nature Reports Climate Change, 3, 14, doi:10.1038/climate.2009.11 (February 2009).
  • “Toward Production from Gas Hydrate: Status, Technology, and Potential,” J. Petroleum Technology (July 2008).
  • “Gas Production from Oceanic Class 2 Hydrate Accumulations,” J. Petroleum Technology (August 2007).

Software and Tools

  • WebGasEOS, http://esdtools.lbl.gov/gaseos/
  • TOUGH+Input and TOUGH+MeshMaker (beta-released on http://tioga.lbl.gov/)
  • TOUGH2+Hysteresis, a generalized addition for all EOS modules (with C. Doughty and C. Oldenburg)

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