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Petroleum Geology of the Boryslav–Pokuttya Zone, the Ukrainian Carpathians

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I. Popadyuk
I. Popadyuk
Ukrainian State Geological Research Institute, L’viv, Ukraine
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M. Vul
M. Vul
Ukrainian State Geological Research Institute, L’viv, Ukraine
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G. Ladyzhensky
G. Ladyzhensky
Institute of Geological Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine
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P. Shpak
P. Shpak
Institute of Geological Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine
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Published:
January 01, 2006

Abstract

The modern industrial hydrocarbon exploration started in the Boryslav-Pokuttya zone in 1904. In 1905, the well Oil City produced approximately 30001 of oil/day and 900,000 m3 (31.8 mmcf) of gas per day from the Oligocene Boryslav sandstone, a very significant amount at the beginning of 20th century. After the Second World War, the Dolyna and Bytkiv-Babche oil fields were discovered. The Boryslav-Pokuttya unit in the Ukrainian Carpathians is interpreted as a complex thrust system consisting of the five north-verging folded thrust sheets. The stratigraphic column of this zone includes the Upper Cretaceous deposits, but the Paleogene reservoirs contain almost 95% of the total recoverable hydrocarbons. These deep-marine deposits form the bodies of genetically related mass-flow and turbidity currents. A series of palinspastic maps interpreting the main depositional features was prepared to illustrate the distribution of main turbiditic systems. Traps in all fields are structural or combined structural-stratigraphic, dominated by faulted anticlines bounded by the detachments. Three major fields are described in detail as the classic Eastern Carpathian hydrocarbon accumulations with the long history of exploration and production.

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AAPG Memoir

The Carpathians and Their Foreland: Geology and Hydrocarbon Resources

Jan Golonka
Jan Golonka
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Frank J. Picha
Frank J. Picha
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
84
ISBN electronic:
9781629810379
Publication date:
January 01, 2006

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