Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Tunguska Basin Province, 2008

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

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey has evaluated the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Tunguska Basin Province as part of the Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal (CARA). The Tunguska Basin Province includes an area of approximately 904,000 km2; less than half the area of the province lies north of the Arctic Circle. The Tunguska Basin Province includes a large part of the Siberian craton and consists of several subbasins. The province is almost completely covered by Permian to Triassic volcanic rocks. Although some oil and gas fields have been discovered and produced in the province south of the Arctic Circle, no discoveries have been made north of the Arctic Circle as of 2008. The part of this province lying north of the Arctic Circle was evaluated for undiscovered, technically recoverable, conventional oil and gas resources. Because of a low geologic probability for the occurrence of significant oil and gas accumulations (50 million barrels of oil equivalent or more), the Tunguska Basin Province north of the Arctic Circle was not quantitatively assessed as part of CARA.

Suggested Citation

Wandrey, C.J., and Klett, T.R., 2018, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Tunguska Basin Province, 2008, chap. U of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824U.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Tunguska 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 Tunguska Basin Province, 2008
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1824
Chapter U
DOI 10.3133/pp1824U
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Energy Resources Program
Description Report: vi, 10 p.; Appendix
Country Russia
Other Geospatial Tunguska Basin Province
Online Only (Y/N) Y