Appendix C
Speakers and Presentation Titles from NRC Meetings of the Committee to Review the Activities Authorized Under the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000

Meeting One

Washington, D.C., September 2-3, 2003

Edith Allison, Department of Energy, Fossil Energy Headquarters: Department of Energy Methane Hydrates Program

Brad Tomer, Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Status of DOE Research into Naturally Occurring Methane Hydrates

Deborah Hutchinson, U.S. Geological Survey: USGS Methane Hydrate Research

Robert LaBelle, Minerals Management Service: Secretary’s Briefing on Gas Hydrates

Bilal Haq, National Science Foundation, and Planning Committee of the Secretary of Energy: Gas Hydrate Research Academic Interests

Bhakta Rath, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL): NRL Methane Hydrates Research Initiative

Barbara Moore, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean Research, National Undersea Research Program: NOAA Methane Hydrate Research



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Charting the Future of Methane Hydrate Research in the United States Appendix C Speakers and Presentation Titles from NRC Meetings of the Committee to Review the Activities Authorized Under the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000 Meeting One Washington, D.C., September 2-3, 2003 Edith Allison, Department of Energy, Fossil Energy Headquarters: Department of Energy Methane Hydrates Program Brad Tomer, Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Status of DOE Research into Naturally Occurring Methane Hydrates Deborah Hutchinson, U.S. Geological Survey: USGS Methane Hydrate Research Robert LaBelle, Minerals Management Service: Secretary’s Briefing on Gas Hydrates Bilal Haq, National Science Foundation, and Planning Committee of the Secretary of Energy: Gas Hydrate Research Academic Interests Bhakta Rath, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL): NRL Methane Hydrates Research Initiative Barbara Moore, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean Research, National Undersea Research Program: NOAA Methane Hydrate Research

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Charting the Future of Methane Hydrate Research in the United States Meeting Two Houston, Texas, October 28, 2003 Art Johnson, Hydrate Energy International, and chair of the DOE Science Advisory Panel: Role of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee in the DOE Program Robert Hunter, BP Alaska North Slope: BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. Methane Hydrate Project Sivakumar Subramanian, ChevronTexaco: Characterizing Methane Hydrates in the Deep-water Gulf of Mexico Thomas Williams, Maurer Technology: Alaska Hydrate Project Overview: Methane Hydrate Production from Alaskan Permafrost William Gwilliam, DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory: General Discussion of DOE’s Approach to Production and Hazard Research Meeting Three La Jolla, California, January 5-7, 2004 Steve Kirby, U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park: Review of Clathrate Hydrate Mechanical Properties: How Applicable is Tetrahydrofuran Hydrate to the Real World? Tom Lorenson, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park: USGS Methane Hydrate Research in the Gulf of Mexico Emrys Jones, ChevronTexaco, Scripps: Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Joint Industry Project (JIP) Status Tim Collett, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver: Energy Resource Potential of the Eileen and Tarn Gas Hydrate Accumulations on the North Slope of Alaska George Moridis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Gas Production from Hydrate Accumulations Under Various Geological and Reservoir Conditions Peter Brewer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and member of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee: National Research Council Review: Methane Hydrate Research Program Miriam Kastner, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and member, Department of Energy Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee: National Research Council Review: Methane Hydrate Research Program Brad Tomer, Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Status of DOE Research into Naturally Occurring Methane Hydrates