ILNA: Iran will finalize studies on gas hydrate reserves in the Sea of Oman within the next month, said Hormoz Ghalavand, Director of exploration Dept. of the National Iranian Oil Company.
Ghalavand said studies are underway in order to estimate the volume of gas hydrate reserves in the Sea of Oman by two - dimensional seismic surveys.
Gas hydrate is a crystalline water - based solid physically resembling ice, in which small non - polar molecules(typically gases) or polar molecules with large hydrophobic moieties are trapped inside ’cages’ of hydrogen - bonded water molecules.
In ۲۰۱۲, Iran’s Research Institute of the Petroleum Industry reported it has discovered giant gas hydrate reserves in the country’s territorial waters in the Sea of Oman.