What's new in exploration ///

Guiding gas exploration. Although it doesn't sound as exciting as thermogenic gas, finding and exploiting microbial gas deposits, which account for as much as 20% of the world's natural gas resources, is becoming increasingly important. Basin-centered gas deposits are still likely to be thermogenic, but in basins carved out by glaciers, new research suggests that freshwater from melting ice sheets thousands of years ago set the stage for production of natural gas along basin margins.

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