Kuranov A.V.

av.kuranov@tpnic.ru


Graduated from Ukhta Industrial Institute (1986).
Head of the Department of perspective and inferred resources of LLC "Timan-Pechora Research Centre".
Area of scientific interest: geology, prospecting and exploration of hydrocarbons.
Author of over 40 publications.
Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Zharkov A.M.
Article # 28_2016 submitted on 07/20/2016 displayed on website on 08/23/2016
20 p.
pdf  Study of fracturing in carbonate reservoirs of Timan-Pechora petroleum province using side-view seismic location
An overview of side-view seismic location technology carried out to study fracturing of the geological environment is presented. The results of special reprocessing of seismic data using this technology based on regional seismic profile within the studied region (Komi Republic territory) are given. This research allowed us to identify areas with different fracturing intensity in the sedimentary cover, mark local objects and assess their prospects in terms of distribution and extent of fracturing. The potential oil and gas resources were estimated in these objects; and the most attractive of them were selected for further study.

Keywords: side-view seismic location, seismic section, fracturing, local structure, oil and gas reserves, the Timan-Pechora oil and gas province.
article citation Otmas A.A. (Senior), Faizullin I.S., Seregin A.V., Kuranov A.V. Izuchenie treshchinovatosti v karbonatnykh kollektorakh Timano-Pechorskoy neftegazonosnoy provintsii s ispol'zovaniem tekhnologii seysmicheskoy lokatsii bokovogo obzora [Study of fracturing in carbonate reservoirs of Timan-Pechora petroleum province using side-view seismic location]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2016, vol. 11, no. 3, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/28_2016.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/28_2016
References

   Fayzullin I.S., Kutsenko N.V. O vozmozhnosti primeneniya rasseyannykh voln dlya izucheniya treshchinovatostigeosredy po dannym chislennogo modelirovaniya [On the possibility of the use of scattered waves to study treschinovatostigeosredy by numerical simulation data]. Geofizika, 2008, no. 6, p. 18-20.
   Neft' i gaz nizkopronitsaemykh slantsevykh tolshch – razrezov syr'evoy bazy uglevodorodov Rossii [Oil and gas in low-permeability shale strata - Russia cuts of raw hydrocarbon base]. O.M. Prishchepa, O.Yu. Aver'yanova, A.A. Il'inskiy, D. Morariu. Editor. O.M. Prishchepa. St. Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2014, 323. Trudy VNIGRI.
   Patent RF №2008697 "Method of seismic exploration of rock", 1991, authors: D'yakonov B.P., Kuznetsov O.L., Raevskiy Yu.G., Fayzullin I.S., Chirkin I.A. and Shlenkin S.I.
   Patent RF №2251717 "The method of seismic exploration of rock", 2004, authors: Fayzullin I.S., Kutsenko N.V.
   Shlenkin S.I., Busygin I.P. Postroenie seysmicheskogo izobrazheniya na osnove fokusiruyushchikh preobrazovaniy iskhodnykh seysmozapisey [Bulgakov Seismic imaging by focusing initial transformation seysmozapisey]. Mezhdunarodnyy geofizicheskiy simpozium: rezyume i doklady tekhnicheskoy programmy. Kiev, 1991, vol. 3, p. 53-58.



Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 8_2015 submitted on 02/06/2015 displayed on website on 02/13/2015
16 p.
pdf  Unclaimed oil and gas objects in the Timan-Pechora petroleum province: potential and possibilities of involving them in the development
In the Timan-Pechora petroleum province, a significant number of oil and gas objects are still not involved in exploration and development activity to date. These objects can be integrated into a general category of «unclaimed objects». They include both already identified oil and gas accumulations additional exploration and development of which are restricted by various negative factors (geological, economic, technological, environmental) and prospective objects in oil and gas accumulation zones, evaluation of which is difficult because of insufficient or substandard information about their geological structure and also existing negative exploration concepts. Hydrocarbon potential for the unclaimed oil and gas objects has been examined and substantiated. Classification of the unclaimed objects and approaches to quantitative assessment of their oil and gas resources have been considered. It is shown that involving unclaimed hydrocarbon objects into exploration process will significantly increase oil and gas resource base of the Timan-Pechora province.

Keywords: oil, gas, unclaimed hydrocarbon objects, petroleum resources.
article citation Kuranov A.V. Nevostrebovannye neftegazovye ob"ekty Timano-Pechorskoy provintsii, ikh uglevodorodnyy potentsial i perspektivy vovlecheniya v osvoenie [Unclaimed oil and gas objects in the Timan-Pechora petroleum province: potential and possibilities of involving them in the development]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2015, vol. 10, no. 1, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/8_2015.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/8_2015
References

   Guidelines on the application of the Classification of reserves and probable reserves of oil and combustible gases, approved by order of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources 5th April 2007, 23-r.
   Kuranov A.V. Printsipy vydeleniya zon neftegazonakopleniya. Geologiya i mineral'nye resursy Evropeyskogo severo-vostoka Rossii [Principles of distinguishing of oil and gas accumulation zones. Geology and mineral resources of the European North-East of Russia]. Novye rezul'taty i novye perspektivy: Proceedings of XIII Geological Congress of the Komi Republic, Syktyvkar, 1999, vol. 3. p. 64-66.
   Kuranov A.V., Kutlinskiy A.A., Kapustin R.V., Zeger N.A., Popova N.N. Obosnovanie napravleniy poiskovo-razvedochnykh rabot na neft' i gaz v Timano-Pechorskoy provintsii na osnove rezul'tatov utochnennoy otsenki nachal'nykh summarnykh resursov uglevodorodnogo syr'ya [Substantiation of directions of exploration for oil and gas in the Timan-Pechora province on the basis of an updated assessment of the initial total hydrocarbon resources]. Geologiya i mineral'nye resursy evropeyskogo severo-vostoka Rossii: Proceedings of XIV Geological Congress of the Komi Republic. Syktyvkar, 2004, vol. 3, p. 140-143.
   Kuranov A.V., Kutlinskiy A.A., Zheludova M.S., Matveeva S.Yu., Zeger N.A. Rezul'taty otsenki nachal'nykh summarnykh resursov uglevodorodnogo syr'ya Respubliki Komi [The evaluation results of the initial total hydrocarbon resources of the Komi Republic]. Gornyy zhurnal, 2013, no. 9, p. 57-61.
   Kuranov A.V., Zheludova M.S., Kutlinskiy A.A., Zeger N.A., Matveeva S.Yu. Mineral'no-syr'evaya baza UVS Timano-Pechory, rezervy i strategiya ee razvitiya v srednesrochnoy perspective [Mineral resources base of hydrocarbons in Timan-Pechora, reserves and its development strategy in the medium term]. Geologiya i mineral'nye resursy evropeyskogo severo-vostoka Rossii: Proceedings of XVI Geological Congress of the Komi Republic, Syktyvkar, 2014, vol. III, p. 52-54.
   Ledovskikh A.A., Adamov G.G., Kukura S.P., Mandrik I.E., Siryk S.I., Il'inskiy A.A., Makarevich V.N., Prischepa O.M., Prozorovskiy V.V., Filippov V.P. Razrabotka i realizatsiya sistemy innovatsionnykh organizatsionno-metodicheskikh resheniy i tekhnologiy, obespechivayushchikh kompleksnoe vovlechenie v osvoenie nevostrebovannykh zapasov i resursov nefti i gaza Rossii [Development and implementation of innovative organizational and methodological solutions and technologies, providing comprehensive involvement in the development of unclaimed resources and reserves of oil and gas in Russia]. Abstract of work nominated for the award of the Government. Neftegazovaya geologiya. Teoriya i praktika, 2009, vol. 4, no. 4, available at: - http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/2009/annotation.pdf.
   Methodological guidelines for quantitative and economic evaluation of resources of oil, gas and condensate in Russia. Moscow VNIGNI, 2000.
   Methodological guidelines for the analysis of structures and refinement of estimates of their oil and gas potential. Moscow: VNIGNI, 1983.
   Prischepa O.M. Sovremennye problemy podgotovki zapasov uglevodorodov v regionakh narashchivaniya razvedannoy syr'evoy bazy [Modern problems of preparation of hydrocarbon reserves in the regions of increasing explored resource base]. Mineral'nye resursy Rossii. Ekonomika i upravlenie, 2009, no. 3, p. 6-15.
   Prischepa O.M., Bogatskiy V.I., Makarevich V.N., Chumakova O.V., Nikonov N.I., Kuranov A.V., Bogdanov M.M. Novye predstavleniya o tektonicheskom i neftegazogeologicheskom rayonirovanii Timano-Pechorskoy neftegazonosnoy provintsii [New ideas on the tectonics and petroleum-zoning of the Timan-Pechora province]. Neftegazovaya geologiya. Teoriya i praktika, 2011, vol. 6, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/40_2011.pdf
   Prischepa O.M., Khalimov E.M. Trudnoizvlekaemaya neft': potentsial, sostoyanie i vozmozhnosti osvoeniya [Hard-to-recover oil: potential, status and development opportunities]. Neftegazovaya vertikal', 2011, no. 5, p. 24-29
   Prischepa O.M., Otmas Al.A., Kuranov A.V. Sostoyanie i perspektivy resursnoy bazy uglevodorodov v Timano-Pechorskom regione [Status and prospects of hydrocarbon resource in the Timan-Pechora region]. Geologiya nefti i gaza, 2012, no. 5, p. 75-80.
   Provisional Regulations on the stages and phases of exploration for oil and gas. Annex 1 to the Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation from 7th February 2001. no. 126, 2001.
   Senin S.V., Kuranov A.V., Kutlinskiy A.A. Geologo-geokhimicheskie predposylki neftegazonosnosti nizhneordovikskikh otlozheniy zapadnoy chasti Timano-Pechorskoy provintsii [Geological and geochemical background for petroleum potential of the Lower Ordovician deposits of the western part of the Timan-Pechora province]. Kompleksnoe izuchenie i osvoenie syr'evoy bazy nefti i gaza severa evropeyskoy chasti Rossii: sbornik materialov nauchno-prakticheskoy konferentsii. Saint Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2012, p. 100-106.
   Teplov E.L., Vagina T.I., Kuranov A.V. Sostoyanie i perspektivy neftenosnosti otlozheniy domanikovykh fatsiy Timano-Pechorskoy neftegazonosnoy provintsii [Status and prospects of oil-bearing deposits of Domanik facies of the Timan-Pechora province]. Novye idei v geologii i geokhimii nefti i gaza: materialy chetvertoy mezhdunarodnoy konferentsii. Moscow: MGU, 2000, p. 319-322.
   Teplov E.L., Vaguina T.I., Kuranov A.V., Petrenko E.L. Petroleum Prospects, Genesis and Structure of Domanik-type Facies, Timan-Pechora Oil- and Gas-Bearing Province. VNIGRI/AAPG Regional International Conference. July 15-18, 2001, St. Petersburg, Russia. P2-19.
   Tsybin V.F. Interview with news agency «Dvina-inform», 2012, available at: http://www.dvinainform.ru/interview/54.html.
   Zheludova M.S., Kuranov A.V., Zeger N.A. Analiz dinamiki geologorazvedochnykh rabot na neft' i gaz v Respublike Komi za 1992-2012 gg. i neobkhodimye mery po vospolneniyu mineral'no-syr'evoy bazy uglevodorodnogo syr'ya [Analysis of the dynamics of exploration for oil and gas in the Republic of Komi for the 1992-2012 and the necessary steps to renew the mineral resource base of hydrocarbons]. Neftegazovaya geologiya. Teoriya i praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/40_2013.pdf



Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podol'skiy Yu.V.
Article # 40_2013 submitted on 09/23/2013 displayed on website on 11/19/2013
11 p.
pdf  Analysis of oil and gas exploration in Komi Republic (1992-2012) and measures of hydrocarbon reserves renewing
The volumes and results of exploration activities for oil and gas in the Komi Republic for the period 1992-2010 were analyzed. Two main stages of hydrocarbon resources’ development were distinguished: financing by government funds and by proprietary funds of enterprises. The causes of insufficient reserves renewing were revealed; the measures of mineral resources renewing in the Republic of Komi were proposed.

Key words: oil, gas, exploration financing, hydrocarbon reserves renewing, Komi Republic.
article citation Zheludova M.S., Kuranov A.V., Zeger N.A. Analiz dinamiki geologorazvedochnykh rabot na neft' i gaz v Respublike Komi za 1992-2012 gg. i neobkhodimye mery po vospolneniyu mineral'no-syr'evoy bazy uglevodorodnogo syr'ya [Analysis of oil and gas exploration in Komi Republic (1992-2012) and measures of hydrocarbon reserves renewing ]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/40_2013.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/40_2013
References
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 # 40_2011
34 p.
pdf  The Timan-Pechora oil-bearing province – new tectonical insight
The results of analysis of geological and geophysical data, obtained during the last decades, have allowed us to develop a new tectonic model approach and substantiation of the whole structural interpretation of this area. Analysis of the results of reprocessing and interpretation of geological and geophysical data on the northern onshore area and the adjacent offshore area has permitted the drawing an unitary tectonic pattern for the whole Timan-Pechora basin- onshore and offshore.
A comparative analysis of oil-and-gas-bearing complexes with characteristics of hydrocarbons generation, migration and accumulation was carried out. Tectonic, lithological and geochemical peculiarities have provided to clarify the concept of oil-and-gas petroleum system , and to separate two new promising areas – Malozemelsk-Kolguevsk and Pre-Paykhoy-Pre-Southern-Novozemelsk.
Key words: tectonic element, oil-and-gas bearing complex, zoning, Malozemelsk-Kolguevsk oil and gas area, Paykhoy-Pre-Southern-Novozemelsk oil and gas area.
article citation Prischepa O.M., Bogatsky M.I., Makarevich V.N., Chumakova O.V., Nikonov N.I., Kuranov A.V., Bogdanov М.М. The Timan-Pechora oil-bearing province – new tectonical insight // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2011. - V.6. - #4. - http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/40_2011.pdf