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

Professional Paper 1824-X
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Edited by: Thomas E. Moore and D.L. Gautier

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Zyryanka Basin Province as part of the 2008 USGS Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal program. The province is in the Russian Federation and is situated on the Omolon superterrane of the Kolyma block. The one assessment unit (AU) that was defined for this study, called the Zyryanka Basin AU, which coincides with the province, was assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable, conventional resources. The estimated mean volumes of undiscovered resources in the Zyryanka Basin Province are ~72 million barrels of crude oil, 2,282 billion cubic feet of natural gas, and 61 million barrels of natural-gas liquids. About 66 percent of the study area and undiscovered petroleum resources are 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 Zyryanka Basin Province, 2008, chap. X of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824X.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Zyryanka Basin Province
  • Petroleum Occurrence
  • Tectono-Stratigraphic Evolution
  • Petroleum-System Elements
  • Assessment Unit
  • Assessment Results
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Zyryanka Basin Province, 2008
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1824
Chapter X
DOI 10.3133/pp1824X
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Energy Resources Program
Description Report: vi, 11 p.; Appendix
Country Russia
Other Geospatial Zyryanka Basin Province
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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