Dr. Makogon is a world renowned expert on natural gas hydrates. He has discovered that hydrates of natural gas can accumulate as deposits in nature. His name was entered in the State Register of the USSR in 1969 for the scientific discovery of natural gas hydrates, with the priority date of 25 July 1961.
Dr. Yuri Makogon has more than 50 years of experience in education and research for the oil and gas industry. He joined the Texas A&M University in 1993 and the faculty in 1995, where he organized the Gas Hydrate Laboratory. He is the author of seven books on gas hydrate problems (four of which have been published in the USA), and he holds 29 patents.
Dr. Makogon has designed original equipment and has been conducting research on the kinetics and morphology of gas hydrates with thermodynamic and kinetic inhibitors. He is studying phase behavior of natural gas-water systems under high pressure and low temperature in static and dynamic conditions. Dr. Makogon has done the very first research hydrate formation and dissociation in pore space and prepared basic recommendations for gas production from hydrate fields. He is developing effective methods for the prevention and removal of large hydrate plugs in wells and pipelines.
Dr. Makogon is a Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science. Before coming to Texas A&M University, he had already played a major role in the elimination of large hydrate plugs in pipelines in Western and Eastern Siberia, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Czechoslovakia, and the North Sea. He was Director of the Institute of Hydrocarbons and Environment from 1991-1998, and has been the first chairman of International SPE, Moscow Section from 1991-1993.
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The 1982 paper provides estimates of natural gas reserves stored in gas hydrate.
The 1965 paper presents a method to overlay hydrate curve on geothermal profile (in Russian).
The 1961 paper describes hydrates self-preservation phenomenon at temperatures below 0 °C.
May 15, 2016 marks the 86 years since the birth and 60 years of the scientific and social activities of Yuri F. Makogon.
Correspondence may be sent to: Makogon@tamu.edu or mailed to:
Yuri F. Makogon 1720 Purple Martin Cove College Station, Texas 77845 USA