Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Lena-Anabar Basin Province, 2008

Professional Paper 1824- T
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Edited by: Thomas E. Mooreand Donald L. Gautier

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Lena-Anabar Basin Province as part of its Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal program. The province is in the Russian High Arctic and is located between the Laptev Sea and the Siberian craton. Three assessment units (AUs) were defined for this study—the Lena-Anabar Basin AU, the Lena-Anabar Basin Updip AU, and the Sukhan-Motorchun Riphean Rift AU—and were assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable resources. The estimated mean volumes of undiscovered oil and gas resources for the Lena-Anabar Basin Province are ~2 billion barrels of crude oil, ~2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and <1 billion barrels of natural gas liquids. All of the undiscovered petroleum resources are north of the Arctic Circle.

Suggested Citation

Klett, T.R., and Pitman, J.K., 2018, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Lena-Anabar Basin Province, 2008, chap. T of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824T.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Lena-Anabar Basin Province
  • Petroleum Occurrence
  • Tectonostratigraphic Evolution
  • Petroleum System Elements
  • Assessment Units
  • Sukhan-Motorchun Riphean Rift Assessment Unit
  • Lena-Anabar Basin Province 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 Lena-Anabar Basin Province, 2008
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1824
Chapter T
DOI 10.3133/pp1824T
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Energy Resources Program
Description Report: vii, 19 p.; Appendixes
Country Russia
Other Geospatial Lena-Anabar Basin Province