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

Professional Paper 1824-V

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ORCID iD and ORCID iD
Edited by:
T.E. Moore and D.L. Gautier
https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824V

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Lena-Vilyui Basin Province, north of the Arctic Circle, as part of the Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal program. The province is in the Russian Federation and is situated between the Verkhoyansk fold-and-thrust belt and the Siberian craton. The one assessment unit (AU) defined for this study—the Northern Priverkhoyansk Foredeep AU—was assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable resources. The estimated mean volumes of undiscovered resources for the Northern Priverkhoyansk Foredeep in the Lena-Vilyui Basin Province are ~400 million barrels of crude oil, 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 40 million barrels of natural-gas liquids, practically all (99.49 percent) of which is 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 Lena-Vilyui Basin Province, 2008, chap. V of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824V.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Province Description
  • Petroleum Occurrence
  • Tectonostratigraphic Evolution
  • Petroleum-System Elements
  • Assessment Units
  • Northern Priverkhoyansk Foredeep Assessment Unit
  • 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-Vilyui Basin Province, 2008
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1824
Chapter:
V
DOI:
10.3133/pp1824V
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Energy Resources Program
Description:
Report: vii, 17 p.; Appendix 1
Country:
Russia
Other Geospatial:
Lena-Vilyui Basin Province
Online Only (Y/N):
Y