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

Professional Paper 1824-W

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ORCID iD and ORCID iD
Edited by:
Thomas E. Moore ORCID iD and Donald L. Gautier
https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824W

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Laptev Sea Shelf Province as part of the 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal (CARA) program. The province is situated in the Russian Federation and is located between the Taimyr Peninsula and the Novosibirsk (New Siberian) Islands. Three assessment units (AUs) were defined for this study: the West Laptev Grabens AU, the East Laptev Horsts AU, and the Anisin-Novosibirsk AU, two of which were assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable resources. The East Laptev Horsts AU was not quantitatively assessed. The estimated mean volumes of undiscovered oil and gas for the Laptev Sea Shelf Province are approximately 3 billion barrels of crude oil, 32 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and <1 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 Laptev Sea Shelf Province, 2008, chap. W 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/pp1824W.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Laptev Sea Shelf Province
  • Petroleum Occurrence
  • Tectonostratigraphic Evolution
  • Petroleum System Elements
  • Assessment Units
  • Assessment Results
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Appendixes

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Laptev Sea Shelf Province, 2008
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1824
Chapter:
W
DOI:
10.3133/pp1824W
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.; 4 Appendixes
Other Geospatial:
Laptev Sea Shelf Province
Online Only (Y/N):
Y