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Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Hope Basin Province, 2008

Professional Paper 1824-D

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Edited by:
Thomas E. Moore and Donald L. Gautier
https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824D

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Abstract

The Hope Basin, an independent petroleum province that lies mostly offshore in the southern Chukchi Sea north of the Chukotka and Seward Peninsulas and south of Wrangel Island, the Herald Arch, and the Lisburne Peninsula, is the largest in a series of postorogenic (successor) basins in the East Siberian-Chukchi Sea region and the only one with exploratory-well control and extensive seismic coverage.

In spite of the seismic coverage and well data, the petroleum potential of the Hope Basin Province is poorly known. The adequacy of hydrocarbon charge, in combination with uncertainties in source-rock potential and maturation, was the greatest risk in this assessment. A single assessment unit was defined and assessed, resulting in mean estimates of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources that include ~3 million barrels of oil and 650 billion cubic feet of nonassociated gas.

Suggested Citation

Bird, K.J., Houseknecht, D.W., and Pitman, J.K., 2017, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Hope Basin Province, 2008, chap. D 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/pp1824D.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Geologic Setting and Stratigraphy
  • Petroleum Systems
  • Results
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Hope Basin Province, 2008
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1824
Chapter:
D
DOI:
10.3133/pp1824D
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:
Hope Basin Province
Online Only (Y/N):
Y