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Natural Gas Seepage

The Earth’s Hydrocarbon Degassing

Authors: Etiope, Giuseppe

  • The first comprehensive book on hydrocarbon gas seepage, gas detection and implications
  • More than 50 illustrations, synoptic diagrams and tables with the latest gas seepage data
  • Special chapter on emerging issues: seepage of abiotic methane, potential seepage on Mars
  • Special chapter on the role of hydrocarbon seepage in the ancient cultures
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-14601-0
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About this book

The book offers a modern, comprehensive, and holistic view of natural gas seepage, defined as the visible or invisible flow of gaseous hydrocarbons from subsurface sources to Earth’s surface. Beginning with definitions, classifications for onshore and offshore seepage, and fundamentals on gas migration mechanisms, the book reports the latest findings for the global distribution of gas seepage and describes detection methods. Seepage implications are discussed in relation to petroleum exploration, environmental impacts (hazards, pollution, atmospheric emissions, and past climate change), emerging scientific issues (abiotic gas and methane on Mars), and the role of seeps in ancient cultures. With an updated bibliography and an integrated analysis of available data, the book offers a new fundamental awareness - gas seepage is more widespread than previously thought and influences all of Earth’s external “spheres”, including the hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and anthroposphere.

About the authors

Giuseppe Etiope is a senior petroleum geologist at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia in Rome, Italy. His work encompasses the origin, occurrence, and migration of gas in the geosphere, with particular attention to biotic hydrocarbons in sedimentary basins and abiotic gas in ultramafic rocks. His researches on natural gas seepage and gas geochemistry have contributed to the assessment of petroleum systems in several countries and provided the first global estimates of geological methane and other hydrocarbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Etiope, Giuseppe

    Pages 1-15

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  • Gas Seepage Classification and Global Distribution

    Etiope, Giuseppe

    Pages 17-43

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  • Gas Migration Mechanisms

    Etiope, Giuseppe

    Pages 45-61

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  • Detecting and Measuring Gas Seepage

    Etiope, Giuseppe

    Pages 63-84

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  • Seepage in Field Geology and Petroleum Exploration

    Etiope, Giuseppe

    Pages 85-108

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Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-14601-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14600-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36005-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Gas Seepage
Book Subtitle
The Earth’s Hydrocarbon Degassing
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14601-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14601-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14600-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36005-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
Topics