Otmas A.A.

Otmasa@yandex.ru




Graduated from Saint Petersburg State Mining University, specialization «geology, prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits».
PhD in Geological and Mineralogical Studies.
Researcher of VNIGRI.
Area of scientific interest: petroleum geology, low-amplitude oil-perspective objects.
Author of 20 publications in the field of petroleum geology.
Offshore hydrocarbon deposits
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Suprunenko О.I.
Article # 47_2017 submitted on 09/12/2017 displayed on website on 12/27/2017
12 p.
pdf  Prospects of oil and gas in the Kursh Gulf (Kaliningrad Region)
Recently, due to an objective reduction in the fund of oil-prospecting facilities on the onshore of the Kaliningrad Region, more and more attention has been paid to the study of the Baltic Sea, including the sea bays. The state is also helping to build up the oil potential of the Russian part of the Kaliningrad Region and to attract additional investors to it, initiating geological exploration in difficult-to-reach but certainly attractive regions of the Baltic oil-bearing region. One of these areas was the Kursh Gulf, whose prospects are confirmed by the opening of a number of oil fields in adjacent areas of land and sea, both in Russia and in neighboring Lithuania. The results of seismic survey conducted in 2016-2017 are presented in the Kursh Gulf, and the quantification of localized resources in the investigated part of the offshore area, areas for further licensing are offered.

Keywords: oil and gas potential, geological exploration, Baltic petroleum area, Kursh Gulf, Kaliningrad Region.
article citation Otmas A.A. (Senior), Druzhinina E.A., Otmas A.A. Perspektivy neftegazonosnosti Kurshskogo zaliva Kaliningradskogo regiona [Prospects of oil and gas in the Kursh Gulf (Kaliningrad Region)]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2017, vol. 12, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/5/47_2017.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/47_2017
References

   Desyatkov V.M., Otmas A.A., Meshcherskiy A.A. Neftegazonosnost' Kaliningradskogo regiona [Petroleum potential of the Kaliningrad region]. Gornyy zhurnal, 2010, no. 3, p. 25-28.
   Geologiya i neftegazonosnost' zapada Vostochno-Evropeyskoy platform [Geology and petroleum potential of the East European Platform western part]. K 70-letiyu Belorus. nauch.-issled. geol.-razved. in-ta / A.M. Sinichka (otv. red.) i dr. - Minsk: Bel. navuka, 1997, 692 p.
   Neftyanye mestorozhdeniya Pribaltiki [Petroleum accumulations of the Pre-Baltic region]. Pod. red. G. Vosilyusa. Vil'nyus: Mokslas, 1987, 148 p.
   Otmas A.A. (Senior), Margulis L.S., Otmas A.A. Perspektivy neftegazonosnosti shel'fa Baltiyskogo morya [Petroleum potential prospects of the Baltic Sea shelf]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2017, vol. 12, no. 1, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/5/4_2017.pdf. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/4_2017
   Otmas A.A. K voprosu o dostovernosti otsenok i geologicheskikh riskakh pri provedenii geologorazvedochnykh rabot (na primere Kaliningradskoy oblasti) [On the issue of the reliability of estimates and geological risks during geological exploration (for example, the Kaliningrad region)]. Geologiya, geofizika i razrabotka neftyanykh i gazovykh mestorozhdeniy, 2006, no. 8, p. 35-41.
   Otmas An.A. Zakonomernosti formirovaniya i razmeshcheniya lokal'nykh struktur Kaliningradskogo regiona v svyazi s neftegazonosnost'yu [Regularities in the formation and location of local structures in the Kaliningrad region related with petroleum potential]. Avtoreferat dissertatsii kandidata geologo-mineralogicheskikh nauk. St. Petersburg: FGUP «VNIGRI», 2011, 24 p.



Offshore hydrocarbon deposits
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Margulis L.S.
Article # 4_2017 submitted on 12/07/2016 displayed on website on 02/22/2017
14 p.
pdf  Petroleum potential prospects of the Baltic Sea shelf
The interest in the study of petroleum potential prospects of the Baltic Sea shelf and the choice of priority exploration objects in this part of the region, including the offshore zones of Lithuania and Latvia, has been recently growing. Especially this evolution is connected with the recent successes of the LUKOIL oil company in the Russian sector of the Baltic, and the discovery of several oil fields in the recent years. The information on the current state of geological and geophysical study of the region (primarily within the former Baltic Sea Soviet sector) is given on the basis of data analysis of the last years. The main results of shelf oil exploration in recent years are provided; the geological structure and petroleum potential are characterized; and the promising directions of work are proposed.

Keywords: oil fields, offshore oil exploration, petroleum potential prospects, Baltic Sea shelf.
article citation Otmas A.A. (Senior), Margulis L.S., Otmas A.A. Perspektivy neftegazonosnosti shel'fa Baltiyskogo morya [Petroleum potential prospects of the Baltic Sea shelf]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2017, vol. 12, no. 1, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/5/4_2017.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/4_2017
References

   Andryushchenko Yu.N., Evdokimova T.I., Kanev S.V., Khubl'dikov A.I. Neftegazonosnost' akvatorial'noy chasti Baltiyskoy sineklizy v svete novykh dannykh [Oil and gas potential of the offshore part of the Baltic Syneclise according to new data]. Tektonika i neftegazonosnost' shel'fa morey SSSR. Riga: VNIImorgeo, 1989, p. 42-49.
   Ermolaeva N. Litva i Latviya porugalis' iz-za morskoy granitsy [Lithuania and Latvia had a row because of the marine boundary]. Rossiyskaya gazeta, 6th September 2016, available at: https://rg.ru/2016/09/06/litva-i-latviia-porugalis-iz-za-morskoj-granicy.html
   LUKOYL poluchil litsenziyu na razvedku i dobychu nefti na mestorozhdenii D33 v Baltiyskom more [LUKOIL has been issued a license for exploration and production of oil on the D33 field in the Baltic Sea]. Novosti Neftegaz.RU, available at: http://neftegaz.ru/news/view/147102-LUKOYL-poluchil-litsenziyu-na-razvedku-i-dobychu-nefti-na-mestor... (retrieved: 2016).
   Otmas A.A. K voprosu o dostovernosti otsenok i geologicheskikh riskakh pri provedenii geologorazvedochnykh rabot (na primere Kaliningradskoy oblasti) [On the question of the estimates of reliability and geological risk during exploration (on the example of Kaliningrad region)]. Geologiya, geofizika i razrabotka neftyanykh i gazovykh mestorozhdeniy, 2006, no. 8, p. 35-41.
   Otmas A.A. Zakonomernosti formirovaniya i razmeshcheniya lokal'nykh struktur Kaliningradskogo regiona v svyazi s neftegazonosnost'yu [Laws of formation and distribution of local structures of the Kaliningrad region in connection with petroleum potential]. Synopsis of the dissertation for the degree of PhD in Geological and Mineralogical Sciences. St. Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2011. – 20 s.
   Otmas A.A., Chegesov V.K., Arutyunov V.A. Tektonicheskoe rayonirovanie Kaliningradskoy oblasti i sopredel'nogo shel'fa [Tectonic zonation of the Kaliningrad region and the adjacent shelf]. Geologiya, geofizika i razrabotka neftyanykh i gazovykh mestorozhdeniy, 2006, no. 8, p. 13-23.
   Otmas A.A., Makarevich V.N., Siryk S.I., Desyatkov V.M. Kaliningradskaya oblast' - otsenka syr'evoy bazy sopredel'noy akvatorii kak osnova dlya vybora perspektivnykh napravleniy geologorazvedochnykh rabot [Kaliningrad region – assessment of the resource base of adjacent sea shelf area as the basis for the choice of perspective directions of prospecting]. Nastoyashchee i budushchee syr'evoy bazy morskoy neftegazovoy promyshlennosti Rossii: tezisy dokladov Mezhd. nauchno-praktich. konf. St. Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2004, p. 74.
   Otmas A.A., Meshcherskiy A.A., Desyatkov V.M. Neftegazonosnost' Kaliningradskogo regiona [Petroleum potential of the Kaliningrad region]. Gornyy zhurnal, 2010, no. 3, p. 25-28.
   Shvetsiya [Sweden]. Gornaya entsiklopediya, available at: http://www.mining-enc.ru/sh/shveciya (retrieved: 2016).
   U Liepai nachinayut iskat' neft' [We begin to search for oil in Liepaja]. Novosti pribalt.info, 11th May 2013, available at: https://pribalt.info/novosti/1592



Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 42_2015 submitted on 09/09/2015 displayed on website on 10/29/2015
20 p.
pdf Deposits in low-permeability carbonate reservoirs of Timan-Pechora province - their resource and reserves assessment
The sediments of the Upper Ordovician - Lower Devonian, Domanik - Tournasian and Upper Visean - Lower Permian carbonate oil and gas complexes of the Timan-Pechora oil and gas province are analyzed. Statistical analysis of the distribution of porosity and permeability values in these deposits is carried out, the share of low-permeability objects are identified. The prognostic resource estimate of oil in low permeability reservoirs of the region is performed. It is shown that 735 million tons of recoverable oil reserves can be associated with low-permeability carbonate reservoirs of these complexes within the Timan-Pechora province. 387 million tons of them were not considered by last (as of 1 January 2009) quantitative assessment of the total initial hydrocarbon resources. These resources can be considered as the reserve for raw material base growth of the Timan-Pechora province.

Keywords: deposits in low-permeability reservoirs, total initial resources of oil, recoverable oil reserves, porosity, permeability, Timan-Pechora oil and gas province.
article citation Galieva E.R., Otmas A.A. (Senior), Borovinskikh A.P. Zalezhi v nizkopronitsaemykh karbonatnykh kollektorakh Timano-Pechorskoy neftegazonosnoy provintsii, ikh zapasy i prognoznaya resursnaya otsenka [Deposits in low-permeability carbonate reservoirs of Timan-Pechora province - their reserves and resource assessment]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2015, vol. 10, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/42_2015.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/42_2015
References
   Belonin M.D., Belonovskaya L.G., Bulach M.Kh., Gmid L.P., Shimanskiy V.V. Karbonatnye porody-kollektory fanerozoya neftegazonosnykh basseynov Rossii i ee sopredel'nykh territoriy [The carbonate reservoir rocks of Phanerozoic of oil and gas basins of Russia and its neighboring territories]. St. Petersburg: 'Nedra', 2005, vol. 1, 260 p.
   Belonovskaya L.G., Shibina T.D., Gmid L.P., Oknova N.S., Volchenkova T.B., Ivanovskaya A.V., Kokhanova A.N. Fil'tratsionno-emkostnoe prostranstvo porod-kollektorov osnovnykh neftegazonosnykh provintsiy Rossii [Reservoir space of reservoir rocks of main oil and gas provinces of Russia]. St. Petersburg: 'VNIGRI', 2013 (Trudy VNIGRI).
   Kovaleva L.A. Fizika neftyanogo plasta: uchebnoe posobie [Physics of oil reservoir: a tutorial]. Ufa: RITs BashGU, 2009, 280 p.
   Metodicheskie rekomendatsii po izucheniyu i prognozu kollektorov nefti i gaza slozhnogo tipa [Guidelines for the study and forecast of oil and gas reservoirs of complex type]. Editors M. Kh. Bulach, L. G. Belonovskaya. Leningrad: VNIGRI, 1989, 103 p.
   Volchenkova T.B. Nizkokonditsionnye kollektory - novyy ob"ekt neftegeologicheskoy otsenki [Low commercial reservoirs - a new object of oil geological estimates]. Oborudovanie i tekhnologii dlya neftegazovogo kompleksa, 2010, no. 4, p. 8-17.
Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 41_2013 submitted on 10/21/2013 displayed on website on 11/11/2013
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pdf  Geothermal conditions of the Cambrian deposits (Baltic petroleum province, Kaliningrad region)
A wide range of temperatures was observed in the underground water of the Cambrian deposits of Kaliningrad region. The geothermal gradients also vary widely from minimum values in the south of the Kaliningrad region to the maximum values in the northeast of the region (Novoserebryanskoe, East Gorinskoe fields). No correlation has been found between temperature changes and the age of the crystalline basement, its composition, thickness of crust blocks and gravitational fields is typical for the Cambrian deposits of the region.
The possibility of use the thermal energy waters of the region for the national economic purposes is discussed. With this aim the values of formation temperatures were adjusted to a depth of 1500 m. In the Kaliningrad region they can be used to heat the soil, in animal agriculture, domestic hot water service and greenhouse farming.

Key words: formation temperature, geothermal gradient, Cambrian deposits, groundwater, thermal energy water, Kaliningrad region.
article citation Zytner Yu.I., Otmas A.A. (junior), Chibisova V.S. Geotermicheskie usloviya otlozheniy kembriyskogo kompleksa Baltiyskoy neftegazonosnoy oblasti (Kaliningradskaya oblast') [Geothermal conditions of the Cambrian deposits (Baltic petroleum province, Kaliningrad region) ]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/41_2013.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/41_2013
References

   Dedeev V.A., Zytner Yu.I., Oberman N.G., Migunov L.V., Mil'kov V.M., Gorbachev A.F., Rufov S.B. Podzemnye vody Evropeyskogo Severo-Vostoka SSSR [Groundwater of the European North-East of the USSR]. Syktyvkar (Institut geologii Komi nauchnogo tsentra UrO AN SSSR), 1989, 160 p.
   Fenin G.I. Anomal'no vysokie plastovye davleniya v Timano-Pechorskoy neftegazonosnoy provintsii [Abnormally high reservoir pressures in the Timan-Pechora oil and gas province]. St. Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2011. (1-CD-R).
   Geologiya i neftegazonosnost' zapada Vostochno-Evropeyskoy platformy [Geology and petroleum potential of the East European platform]. Editor A.M. Sinichka. Minsk: Nauka, 1997, 696 p.
   Otmas A.A., Zytner Yu.I., Otmas An.A., Chibisova V.S. Pereotsenka nachal'nykh summarnykh resursov Kaliningradskoy oblasti – osnova vybora perspektivnykh napravleniy provedeniya GRR na blizhne-srednesrochnuyu perspektivu [Revaluation of total initial reserves of Kaliningrad region - the basis of selecting promising areas of exploration in the short-medium term]. Kompleksnoe izuchenie i osvoenie syr'evoy bazy nefti i gaza severa evropeyskoy chasti Rossii.. St. Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2012, 392 p.
   Zytner Yu.I., Migunov L.V. Termobaricheskie usloviya sushchestvovaniya zalezhey uglevodorodov Evropeyskogo Severo-Vostoka SSSR [Pressure and temperature conditions for the existence of hydrocarbon deposits in the European North-East of the USSR]. Pechorskiy neftegazonosnyy basseyn (geologiya, geokhimiya). Syktyvkar, 1988, vol. 64.



Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podolsky Yu.V.
Article # 48_2010 submitted on 11/22/2010 displayed on website on 11/30/2010
12 p.
pdf  Analysis of the reliability of resource estimates of local objects before exploration
The analysis of reliability of resource estimates of local objects in the North-West of the Russian Federation has been carried out. Proven reserves coefficient calculations as well as that of drilling success and reliability of estimation of the localized resources for territories of Republic Komi, Nenets autonomous district and Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation have been performed. The way of factors’ change by years and by oil-bearing fields has been studied. The analysis confirms the necessity of considering the variability of the indicators given while estimating resources and planning of geological prospecting works.
Key words: hydrocarbon reserves, localized resources, factor approval, reliability of estimation, exploration, drilling success, North-West Federal district.
article citation Orlova L.A., Kuranov A.V., Otmas А.А., Zeger N.А. Analysis of the reliability of resource estimates of local objects before exploration // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2010. - V.5. - #4.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/48_2010.pdf
Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 10_2010 submitted on 03/01/2010 displayed on website on 03/15/2010
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pdf  Complex paleotectonic analysis of conditions of forming the local objects prospective for oil: An example from the Kravtsovskoye field
The conditions of forming the local objects prospective for oil in the Kaliningrad region are analyzed by the example of the Kravtsovskoye oil field. In studying the history of tectonic development of local structures, the method of a thickness analysis is used as the basis for researches. This method is one of the most important methods of paleotectonic researches, it makes possible to give not only qualitative but also the quantitative estimation of tectonic movements. The results of conducted paleotectonic researches confirm the prolonged history of forming the oil traps of a dominating complex connected with the tectonic development of the whole Kaliningrad region. The major stage of forming the potential structures prospective for oil falls on the final stage of Caledonian tectogenesis.
Key words: Kaliningrad region, Baltic oil region, paleotectonic analysis, structures prospective for oil, tectonics, local uplifts, traps.
article citation Otmas A.A. Complex paleotectonic analysis of conditions of forming the local objects prospective for oil: An example from the Kravtsovskoye field // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2010. - V.5. - #1.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/10_2010.pdf
Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podolsky Yu.V.
Article # 5_2008 displayed on website on 01/22/2008
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pdf  Geological and economic aspects of developing the hydrocarbon resource base, Kaliningrad oblast
The overwhelming majority (76%) of the Kaliningrad oblast reserve fund objects are characterized by the smallest localized recoverable hydrocarbon resources in not excess of 100 thousand t. These objects contain one third of total oil resources of identified and prepared structures of this region. Within the Kaliningrad region characterizing by the predominance of the smallest objects in the structure of the prospective resource base, the profitability of developing the considerable part of oil potential will depend on exploration efficiency (mainly on wildcat drilling success). Tax privileges are necessary for decreasing the profitability threshold of reserves and including a part of the resource base unattractive for investors in industrial turnover. Their volume must be determined individually by each object and must depend on oil cost and the cost price of its production. For this region, in which all producing oil is exported, the only essential direction of forming such privileges is a severance tax.
Key words: petroleum potential, economic estimation, profitability, localized oil resources, oil production.
article citation Zytner Yu.I., Grigoryev G.A., Otmas A.A. Geological and economic aspects of developing the hydrocarbon resource base, Kaliningrad oblast // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2008. - V.3. - #1.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/5_2008.pdf
Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podol'skiy Yu.V.
Article # 23_2014
22 p.
pdf  The oil recovery factors and the dynamics of their changes in various petroleum complexes in Nenets Autonomous District
The oil recovery factors in the Nenets Autonomous District (Timan-Pechora petroleum province) and the dynamics of their changes as a whole on the region and for petroleum complexes separately are analyzed. The dynamics of opening deposits by number and size is tracked. Variability of values of oil recovery factors for proven (category АВС1) and inferred resources (category С2) is shown.

Keywords: oil recovery factor, deposit, resources, field, petroleum complex, Nenets Autonomous District.
article citation Otmas A.A. (Senior), Otmas A.A. Kojefficienty izvlechenija nefti i dinamika ih izmenenija v razlichnyh neftegazonosnyh kompleksah na territorii Neneckogo avtonomnogo okruga [The oil recovery factors and the dynamics of their changes in various petroleum complexes in Nenets Autonomous District]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2014, vol. 9, no. 2, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/23_2014.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/23_2014
References

   Rudenko M.N., Pis'mennikov D.N. Tehniko-jekonomicheskoe obosnovanie kojefficienta izvlechenija nefti (TJeO KIN) kak osnova ocenki investicionnoj privlekatel'nosti neftjanoj otrasli [Feasibility study on the oil recovery factor - the basis of assessment of investment attractiveness of the petroleum industry] Rossijskoe predprinimatel'stvo, 2012, no. 7 (205), p. 91-96.
   Trebovanija k sostavu i pravilam oformlenija predstavljaemyh na gosudarstvennuju jekspertizu materialov po tehniko-jekonomicheskomu obosnovaniju kojefficientov izvlechenija nefti [Requirements to structure and rules of registration of materials represented for the state examination according to the feasibility study on the oil recovery factor]. Ministerstvo prirodnyh resursov Rossijskoj Federacii. – M., 2007, 58 p.