Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Chukchi Borderland Province, 2008

Professional Paper 1824-C
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Edited by: Thomas E. Moore and Donald L. Gautier

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Abstract

The Chukchi Borderland is both a stand-alone petroleum province and assessment unit (AU) that lies north of the Chukchi Sea. It is a bathymetrically high-standing block of continental crust that was probably rifted from the Canadian continental margin. The sum of our knowledge of this province is based upon geophysical data (seismic, gravity, and magnetic) and a limited number of seafloor core and dredge samples. 

As expected from the limited data set, the basin’s petroleum potential is poorly known. A single assessment unit, the Chukchi Borderland AU, was defined and assigned an overall probability of about a 5 percent chance of at least one petroleum accumulation >50 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE). No quantitative assessment of sizes and numbers of petroleum accumulations was conducted for this AU.

Suggested Citation

Bird, K.J., and Houseknecht, D.W., 2017, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Chukchi Borderland Province, 2008, chap. C of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 9 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824C.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Geologic Setting and Stratigraphy
  • Petroleum Systems
  • Chukchi Borderland Assessment Unit
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • AppendixAbstract
  • Introduction
  • Geologic Setting and Stratigraphy
  • Petroleum Systems
  • Chukchi Borderland Assessment Unit
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Chukchi Borderland Province, 2008
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1824
Chapter C
DOI 10.3133/pp1824C
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Energy Resources Program
Description Report: vi, 9 p.; Appendix
Other Geospatial Chukchi Borderland Province
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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