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Assessment of undiscovered petroleum resources of the north and east margins of the Siberian Craton north of the Arctic Circle

T. R. Klett, C. J. Wandrey and J. K. Pitman
Assessment of undiscovered petroleum resources of the north and east margins of the Siberian Craton north of the Arctic Circle (in Petroleum geology; from mature basins to new frontiers; proceedings of the 7th petroleum geology conference, B. A. Vining (editor) and S. C. Pickering (editor))
Petroleum Geology Conference Series (2010) 7: 621-631

Abstract

The Siberian craton consists of crystalline rocks and superimposed Precambrian sedimentary rocks deposited in rift basins. Palaeozoic rocks, mainly carbonates, were deposited along the margins of the craton to form an outwardly younger concentric pattern that underlies an outward-thickening Mesozoic sedimentary section. The north and east margins of the Siberian craton subsequently became foreland basins created by compressional deformation during collision with other tectonic plates. The Tunguska Basin developed as a Palaeozoic rift/sag basin over Proterozoic rifts. The geological provinces along the north and east margins of the Siberian craton are immature with respect to exploration, so exploration-history analysis alone cannot be used for assessing undiscovered petroleum resources. Therefore, other areas from around the world having greater petroleum exploration maturity and similar geological characteristics, and which have been previously assessed, were used as analogues to aid in this assessment. The analogues included those of foreland basins and rift sag basins that were later subjected to compression. The US Geological Survey estimated the mean undiscovered, technically recoverable conventional petroleum resources to be c. 28 billion barrels of oil equivalent, including c. 8 billion barrels of crude oil, 103 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 3 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.


ISSN: 2047-9921
Serial Title: Petroleum Geology Conference Series
Serial Volume: 7
Title: Assessment of undiscovered petroleum resources of the north and east margins of the Siberian Craton north of the Arctic Circle
Title: Petroleum geology; from mature basins to new frontiers; proceedings of the 7th petroleum geology conference
Author(s): Klett, T. R.Wandrey, C. J.Pitman, J. K.
Author(s): Vining, B. A.editor
Author(s): Pickering, S. C.editor
Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States
Affiliation: Baker Hughes, London, United Kingdom
Pages: 621-631
Published: 2010
Text Language: English
Publisher: The=Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-1-86239-298-4
Meeting name: 7th petroleum geology conference; petroleum geology; from mature basins to new frontiers
Meeting location: London, GBR, United Kingdom
Meeting date: 20090330March 30-April 2, 2009
References: 24
Accession Number: 2012-023158
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables, geol. sketch maps
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Secondary Affiliation: Schlumberger, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201213
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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