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Geology and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the East Barents Basins Province and the Novaya Zemlya Basins and Admiralty Arch Province, 2008

Professional Paper 1824-O

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Edited by:
T.E. Moore and D.L. Gautier
https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824O

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently assessed the potential for undiscovered petroleum resources of the East Barents Basins Province and the Novaya Zemlya Basins and Admiralty Arch Province as part of its Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal. These two provinces are situated northeast of Scandinavia and the northwestern Russian Federation, on the Barents Sea Shelf between Novaya Zemlya to the east and the Barents Platform to the west. Three assessment units (AUs) were defined in the East Barents Basins Province for this study: the Kolguyev Terrace AU, the South Barents and Ludlov Saddle AU, and the North Barents Basin AU. A fourth AU, defined as the Novaya Zemlya Basins and Admiralty Arch AU, coincides with the Novaya Zemlya Basins and Admiralty Arch Province. These four AUs, all lying north of the Arctic Circle, were assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable resources, resulting in total estimated mean volumes of ~7.4 billion barrels of crude oil, 318 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of natural gas, and 1.4 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids.

Suggested Citation

Klett, T.R., 2017, Geology and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the East Barents Basins Province and the Novaya Zemlya Basins and Admiralty Arch Province, 2008, chap. O of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 27 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824O.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Province Boundary Definitions
  • Petroleum Occurrence
  • Tectonostratigraphic Evolution
  • Total Petroleum System
  • Assessment Units
  • Summary of Assessment Results
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Appendixes

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geology and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the East Barents Basins Province and the Novaya Zemlya Basins and Admiralty Arch Province, 2008
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1824
Chapter:
O
DOI:
10.3133/pp1824O
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Energy Resources Program
Description:
Report: vii, 27 p.' Appendixes 1-4
Other Geospatial:
Admiralty Arch Province, East Barents Basins Province, Novaya Zemlya Basins
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y