Call for Paper: Virtual Special Issue on Exploration of Marine Resources: Gas Hydrate, Oil and Gas (EMR)

The natural gas hydrate and hydrocarbon resources in marine environment have huge potential. At present, the global methane resource of natural gas hydrates is roughly estimated to be 2×1016 m3, which is two orders of magnitude larger than that of the conventional recoverable natural gas resource (ca. 2×1014m3). Moreover, the offshore hydrocarbon production comprises ca. 34% of the total hydrocarbon production worldwide. It is of great significance to study the accumulation characteristics, microscopic characteristics, and reservoir evaluation of marine gas hydrate and hydrocarbon. In recent years, with the advancement of geological theory, coring and drilling technology, numerical simulation technology, etc., many new advances have been made in the exploration of marine gas hydrate and hydrocarbon in recent years.

This special issue hopes to collect high-level research results on the geology, geophysics, and geochemistry of offshore gas hydrate and hydrocarbon. The main body of the paper collection includes but not limited to:

  • Accumulation characteristics
  • Formation evaluation based on well logging
  • Geophysical inversion technology
  • Geochemical analysis related to marine resources
  • Rock physics, petrophysics and rock mechanics experiment
  • Digital core reconstruction method and numerical simulation technology
  • New concepts, theories, methods, experiments, and techniques
  • Artificial intelligence assisted algorithms

Guest editors:

  • Dr. Linqi Zhu
  • Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, CAS, China
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  • Prof. Niu Li
  • South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS, China
  • Email:
  • Prof. Shiguo Wu
  • Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, CAS, China
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Submission Guidelines:

  • All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journals. All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the reviewing policy of AGER. This is virtual special issue, in which all accepted papers will be published immediately. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors.

  • Guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at Papers should be submitted via online submission system at To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration for this special issue, it is important that authors select VSI: EMR as the ‘Article Type’ during the submission process.

About AGER:
  • AGER is indexed by Scopus, DOAJ, J-Gate, CAS etc. The current CiteSore=6.8 (Jan. 2021).


  • Open for submission: Feburary 5, 2021;
  • Submission deadline: August 30, 2021.

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