Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Northwest Laptev Sea Shelf Province, 2008

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

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has recently assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Northwest Laptev Sea Shelf Province as part of the USGS Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal. The province is in the Russian Arctic, east of Severnaya Zemlya and the Taimyr fold-and-thrust belt. The province is separated from the rest of the Laptev Sea Shelf by the Severnyi transform fault. One assessment unit (AU) was defined for this study: the Northwest Laptev Sea Shelf AU. The estimated mean volumes of undiscovered petroleum resources in the Northwest Laptev Sea Shelf Province are approximately 172 million barrels of crude oil, 4.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 119 million barrels of natural-gas liquids, 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 Northwest Laptev Sea Shelf Province, 2008, chap. S of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 13 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824S.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Northwest Laptev Sea Shelf Province
  • Petroleum Occurrence
  • Tectonostratigraphic Evolution
  • Petroleum-System Elements
  • Assessment Units
  • Assessment Results
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Northwest Laptev Sea Shelf Province, 2008
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1824
Chapter S
DOI 10.3133/pp1824S
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Energy Resources Program
Description Report: vii, 13 p.; Appendix
Other Geospatial Northwest Laptev Shelf Province
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