Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Bazhenova T.K.
|Article # 49_2011|
|12 p.||Verba M.L., Ivanov G.I., Tikhonova I.M.|
|Central and southern areas of Okhotsk Sea: geological, geochemical and geophysical evidence of oil and gas potential prospects|
|The new seismical and gas-geochemical data, obtained from the key profiles 2-DV-M ("Magadan – Urup island") and 1-OM ("Shantary – Onekotan island ") in the Okhotsk Sea, are analyzed. Information that indicates the presence of salt dome in the Neogene-Quaternary sediments of the South-Okhotsk depression is provided. The salt dome is considered as a favorable object for further research. The distribution of gas hydrate accumulations in the deepwater areas is confirmed. It is concluded that the central regions of the Okhotsk Sea, which experienced intense crustal stretching in the Cenozoic, are the most perspective for new hydrocarbon deposits’ prospecting.
Key words: deep-water kettle, seismic profiles, gas-geochemical anomalies, salt dome, gas hydrate deposits, oil and gas potential prospects, Okhotsk Sea.
|article citation||Verba M.L., Ivanov G.I., Tikhonova I.M. Central and southern areas of Okhotsk Sea: geological, geochemical and geophysical evidence of oil and gas potential prospects // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2011. -V.6. - #4.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/1/49_2011.pdf|