Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 5_2013
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pdf  Sedimentary cover reservoir of Svalbard archipelago
The data obtained by the author during field works in the vicinity of the Barentsburg and Pyramid mines of Arktikugol complex of enterprises are analyzed. Additional information obtained by previous researchers in various areas of the Svalbard archipelago, including wells Grumantskaya-1 and Raddedalen-1, is used, as well as the results of petrophysical study of the collection of geologists of Polar Marine Geological Expedition and VNIIOkeangeologia. The results of laboratory study of porosity, density, velocity and magnetic properties are presented. It is concluded that the Phanerozoic sediments’ section is not so hopeless in terms of porosity and permeability as previously thought. Furthermore, the section of Svalbard archipelago has similar features with the section of the Timan-Pechora province in terms of reservoir properties (one of the prerequisites for petroleum potential). The different types of reservoirs are identified on the basis of petrophysical properties in the Lower Paleozoic, Middle Devonian, Lower and Middle Carboniferous, Middle Triassic and Cretaceous-Paleocene strata, which sometimes contain fluid migration. The halogen bands and permafrost rocks are considered as confining beds.

Key words: petrophysics, reservoirs, confining beds, permafrost, sedimentary cover, Phanerozoic, wells, Svalbard archipelago.
article citation Verba M.L. Kollektornye svoystva porod osadochnogo chekhla arkhipelaga Shpitsbergen [Sedimentary cover reservoir of Svalbard archipelago]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 1, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/5_2013.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/5_2013
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