Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 25_2013 submitted on 06/14/2013 displayed on website on 06/21/2013
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pdf  New insights into petroleum potential prospects of the northwestern areas of Timan-Pechora province
Regional exploration (carried out using governmental finance) is concentrated in poor-explored peripheral areas of provinces with unestimated oil and gas prospects. One of these is the north-western area of the Timan-Pechora province, covering the northern part of the Izhma-Pechora Depression and the land and offshore areas of the Malozemelsk-Kolguev monocline. Exploration companies and investors are not showing interest about these areas due to several reasons: (a) significant reduction in the thickness of sedimentary cover, including perspective areas, (b) lack of reliable assessment of the resources of local objects, and (c) oil and gas source rocks are not known in this area. Performed exploration has allowed to establish more extensive development activity of such perspective sections as the Lower-Middle Ordovician and Middle Devonian – Lower Frasnian clastic, Semiluksky-Tournaisian carbonate unit. The tectonic structure was clarified; and the buried shaft (Novoborsky), within which there is no drilled wells nowadays, was identified. The assumption is made about the possibility of tracing buried structures in the offshore area within Malozemelsk-Kolguev monocline, which requires additional exploration. The proposed research program may lead to identifying new exploration targets, onshore and offshore.

Key words: tectonic structure, petroleum potential prospects, buried structures Lower-Middle Ordovician oil and gas complex, oil and gas accumulation zones, Izhma-Pechora Depression.
article citation Prishchepa O.M., Bogatskiy V.I., Grigorenko T.I., Orlova L.A., Chumakova O.V. Novye predstavleniya o perspektivakh neftegazonosnosti severo-zapadnykh rayonov Timano-Pechorskoy provintsii [New insights into petroleum potential prospects of the northwestern areas of Timan-Pechora province]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 2, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/25_2013.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/25_2013
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