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.

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Hydrates Engineering & Materials Science
Gas hydrates Engineering & Materials Science
Equations of state Engineering & Materials Science
Gases Engineering & Materials Science
Methane Engineering & Materials Science
Phase equilibria Engineering & Materials Science
Solubility Engineering & Materials Science
Thermodynamics Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2003 2020

An Experimental Investigation on the Kinetics of Integrated Methane Recovery and CO2 Sequestration by Injection of Flue Gas into Permafrost Methane Hydrate Reservoirs

Hassanpuryouzband, A., Yang, J., Okwananke, A., Burgass, R., Tohidi, B., Chuvilin, E., Istomin, V. & Bukhanov, B., 7 Nov 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 16206.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Flue gases

Determination of distribution factors for heavy n-alkanes (nC12-nC98) in High Temperature Gas Chromatography

Hernandez-Baez, D. M., Reid, A., Chapoy, A. & Tohidi, B., 26 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Chromatography A. 1591, p. 138-146 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gas chromatography
Gas Chromatography
Flow rate


Donald W. Davidson Award

Ross Anderson (Recipient), 20 Jul 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Gas hydrates

Activities 2004 2015

  • 2 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Editorial activity

Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (Journal)

Antonin Chapoy (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Fluid Phase Equilibria (Journal)

Antonin Chapoy (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data (Journal)

Antonin Chapoy (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review