Unconventional Today… Conventional Tomorrow

India’s National Gas Hydrate Programme (NGHP) was initiated in 1997 with an intention of developing Gas Hydrate in India, which has significant potential as it represents a large amount of hydrocarbons trapped in the hydrate phase and has an important role to play in highly energy starved country like India. Dr Aninda Mazumdar, Associate Professor ACSIR, Gas Hydrate Research Group, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) – the government research institution which has been involved geoscientific & seismic data acquisition of gas hydrates reserves in India – discussed the potential, technology and environmental challenges of gas hydrates development in the country with an exclusive interaction with Rakesh Roy.