Organization profile

Organisation profile

Welcome to the Centre for Gas Hydrate Research. Based at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, we are a multidisciplinary research group focused primarily on applied research into gas hydrates and their industrial/environmental importance. Formed in 1986, our current team of 16 research staff and students encompasses a variety of different expertise (chemical and petroleum engineering, chemistry, physics, geology, geophysics), with our research work covering a wide range of areas, including flow assurance in the oil/gas industry (hydrates, wax, salt, asphaltene precipitation problems), gas hydrates in the natural environment (e.g. geohazards, potential as an energy resource), and positive applications of hydrates (e.g. gas separation, storage and transportation, CO2 sequestration). We work closely with both industrial and government sponsors with the aim of delivering high-quality, novel, applied research solutions for the energy and enviromental sciences.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

Hydrates Engineering & Materials Science
gas Earth & Environmental Sciences
Gases Engineering & Materials Science
equation of state Earth & Environmental Sciences
Equations of state Engineering & Materials Science
inhibitor Earth & Environmental Sciences
Water Engineering & Materials Science
water Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2018

CO2 solubility in formation water under sequestration conditions

Ahmadi, P. & Chapoy, A. 8 Feb 2018 In : Fluid Phase Equilibria. 463, p. 80-90 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

equation of state
aqueous solution

Enhanced depressurisation for methane recovery from gas hydrate reservoirs by injection of compressed air and nitrogen

Okwananke, A. C., Yang, J., Tohidi Kalorazi, B., Chuvilin, E., Istomin, V., Bukhanov, B. & Cheremisin, A. Feb 2018 In : Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 117, p. 138-146 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas hydrates

A novel method for CO2 storage and methane recovery in gas hydrate reservoirs through injection of flue gas from coal-fired power plants

Hassanpouryouzband, A., Yang, J., Joonaki, E., Tohidi, B., Chuvilin, E., Bukhanov, B. & Istomin, V. 12 Jun 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

flue gases


Donald W. Davidson Award

Ross Anderson (Recipient), 20 Jul 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2004 2015

  • 2 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Editorial activity

Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (Journal)

Chapoy, A. (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2015

Activity: Editorial activity

Fluid Phase Equilibria (Journal)

Chapoy, A. (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review

Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data (Journal)

Chapoy, A. (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review