Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 10_2019 submitted on 03/05/2019 displayed on website on 03/29/2019
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pdf Current state and development prospects of exploration activity for oil and gas in the Ustyurt region (Uzbekistan)
The Ustyurt region is one of the main oil and gas bearing regions in Uzbekistan. The article provides a general overview of this region, the history of geological and geophysical knowledge, lithologic and stratigraphic characteristics of several sections, tectonic structure, and oil and gas content. The stratigraphic and tectonic confinement of petroleum accumulations and their phase composition is presented. The history of the petroleum activity development of the region is considered, the results of geological exploration, including those carried out by investors, the number of discovered accumulations, their ranking by type of fluids, and their degree of development are presented. Priority stratigraphic rocks sequences and areas for further exploration have been identified. The oil and gas prospects of the region are justified by the low development of the initial total recoverable resources and the presence of a significant pool of prospective traps. Predicted hydrocarbon resources are presented for several stratigraphic sections: Upper Jurassic, Middle Jurassic, Lower Jurassic and Paleozoic, which indicates a high hydrocarbon potential and feasibility of further exploration for oil and gas in the Ustyurt region of Uzbekistan.

Keywords: exploration activity, oil and gas field, petroleum potential, Jurassic, Paleozoic, Ustyurt region, Uzbekistan.
article citation Abdullayev G.S., Bogdanov A.N., Aidelnant N.K. Sovremennoe sostoyanie i perspektivy razvitiya geologorazvedochnykh rabot na neft' i gaz v Ustyurtskom regione Respubliki Uzbekistan [Current state and development prospects of exploration activity for oil and gas in the Ustyurt region (Uzbekistan)]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2019, vol. 14, no. 1, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/2019/10_2019.html
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/10_2019
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