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Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Timan-Pechora Basin Province, Russia, 2008

Professional Paper 1824-N

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Edited by:
T.E. Moore and D.L. Gautier
https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824N

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Abstract

The Timan-Pechora Basin Province is a triangular area that represents the northeasternmost cratonic block of east European Russia. A 75-year history of petroleum exploration and production in the area there has led to the discovery of more than 16 billion barrels of oil (BBO) and 40 trillion cubic feet of gas (TCFG). Three geologic assessment units (AUs) were defined for assessing the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources in the province: (1) the Northwest Izhma Depression AU, which includes all potential structures and reservoirs that formed in the northwestern part of the Izhma-Pechora Depression, although this part of the basin contains only sparse source and reservoir rocks and so was not assessed quantitatively; (2) the Main Basin Platform AU, which includes all potential structures and reservoirs that formed in the central part of the basin, where the tectonic and petroleum system evolution was complex; and (3) the Foredeep Basins AU, which includes all potential structures and reservoirs that formed within the thick sedimentary section of the foredeep basins west of the Uralian fold and thrust belt during the Permian and Triassic Uralian orogeny.

For the Timan-Pechora Basin Province, the estimated means of undiscovered resources are 3.3 BBO, 17 TCFG, and 0.3 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids (BBNGL). For the AU areas north of the Arctic Circle in the province, the estimated means of undiscovered resources are 1.7 BBO, 9.0 TCFG, and 0.2 BBNGL. These assessment results indicate that exploration in the Timan-Pechora Basin Province is at a mature level.

Suggested Citation

Schenk, C.J., 2017, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Timan-Pechora Basin Province, Russia, 2008, chap. N of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824N.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Timan-Pechora Basin Province Description
  • Domanik-Paleozoic Total Petroleum System
  • Assessment-Unit Descriptions
  • Assessment Results
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Timan-Pechora Basin Province, Russia, 2008
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1824
Chapter:
N
DOI:
10.3133/pp1824N
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Energy Resources Program
Description:
Report: vii, 22 p.; Appendixes 1-7
Country:
Russia
Other Geospatial:
Timan-Pechora Basin Province
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y