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Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the North Kara Basins and Platforms Province, 2008

Professional Paper 1824-P

By:
and
Edited by:
T.E. Moore and D.L. Gautier
https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824P

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the North Kara Basins and Platforms Province as part of the its Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal. This geologic province is north of western Siberia, Russian Federation, in the North Kara Sea between Novaya Zemlya to the west and Severnaya Zemlya to the east. One assessment unit (AU) was defined, the North Kara Basins and Platforms AU, which coincides with the geologic province. This AU was assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable resources. The total estimated mean volumes of undiscovered petroleum resources in the province are ~1.8 billion barrels of crude oil, ~15.0 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and ~0.4 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids, all north of the Arctic Circle.

Suggested Citation

Klett, T.R., and Pitman, J.K., 2017, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the North Kara Basins and Platforms Province, 2008, chap. P of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824P.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • North Kara Basins and Platforms Province
  • Petroleum Occurrence
  • Tectonostratigraphic Evolution
  • Total Petroleum System
  • Assessment Units
  • Summary of Assessment Results
  • Acknowledgments
  • 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 North Kara Basins and Platforms Province, 2008
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1824
Chapter:
P
DOI:
10.3133/pp1824P
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Energy Resources Program
Description:
Report: vii, 15 p.; Appendix
Other Geospatial:
North Kara Basins, Platforms Province
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y