Margulis L.S.

ins@vnigri.ru




Graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic Institute, specialization «geology and exploration of oil and gas fields» (1960).
PhD in geology and mineralogy (2002).
Head of the department of oil and gas potential forecast of waters of Eastern Siberia and the Far East.
Key fields of scientific research: lithology, paleogeography and petroleum potential of sedimentary basins of the Far East, Baltic, Barents and Kara Seas.
Author of 180 publications, including 4 monographs.
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
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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 # 23_2015 submitted on 06/15/2015 displayed on website on 06/26/2015
34 p.
pdf Regional hydrocarbon potential of the Far East in the XXI century: exploration results and trends in subsoil use
The conventional object of study - the Far East - is expanded due to the adjacent waters of the territorial sea. The current state of the regional hydrocarbon potential is determined by the results of the annual monitoring of regional and exploration activities. The long-term trends in subsoil are determined according to the monitoring results of exploration carried out in this century. Surface exploration are characterized by a very low efficiency in this century. The land and water areas within the land-sea basins, including the territorial sea, have been and remain the priority areas of subsoil use in the region.

Keywords: subsoil use, licensing, hydrocarbons, oil, gas, territorial sea, regional and exploration activities, drilling, seismic surveys.
article citation Novikov Yu.N., Margulis L.S., Andieva T.A., Goma L.M., Pylina L.M., Bol'shakova N.V., Krestina O.I., Turova E.S. Territorial'nyy uglevodorodnyy potentsial Dal'nego Vostoka v XXI veke: itogi geologorazvedochnykh rabot i tendentsii nedropol'zovaniya [Regional hydrocarbon potential of the Far East in the XXI century: exploration results and trends in subsoil use]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2015, vol. 10, no. 2, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/23_2015.pdf
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/23_2015
References
   Novikov Yu.N. Dostizheniya i problemy nedropol'zovaniya na shel'fe Sakhalina [Achievements and problems of subsoil use on the Sakhalin shelf]. Neftegazovaya geologiya. Teoriya i praktika, 2008, vol. 3, no. 3, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/41_2008.pdf
   Novikov Yu.N. Istoriya, problemy i perspektivy neftegazopoiskov na Dal'nem Vostoke Rossii [History, problems and prospects of oil and gas prospecting the Russian Far East]. Neftegazogeologicheskiy prognoz i perspektivy razvitiya neftegazovogo kompleksa Vostoka Rossii: Proceedings of the conference (St. Petersburg, 22-26 November 2010). St. Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2010, p. 218-238.
   Novikov Yu.N. Pribrezhno-morskie osadochnye basseyny - glavnye ob"ekty nazemnykh i morskikh neftegazopoiskov v Dal'nevostochnom regione [Coastal-marine sedimentary basins - the main objects of terrestrial and marine oil and gas prospecting in the Far East]. Neftegeologicheskiy prognoz i perspektivy razvitiya neftegazovogo kompleksa vostoka Rossii: Proceedings of the conference (St. Petersburg, 17-21 June 2013). St. Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2013, p. 197-210.
   Novikov Yu.N., Andieva T.A., Bol'shakova N.V. Goma L.M., Krestina O.I., Barkinkhoev U.Ya. Sostoyanie i perspektivy nedropol'zovaniya na territoriyakh Dal'nevostochnogo regiona [State and prospects of subsoil use in the Far Eastern region]. Neftegeologicheskiy prognoz i perspektivy razvitiya neftegazovogo kompleksa vostoka Rossii: Proceedings of the conference (St. Petersburg, 17-21 June 2013). St. Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2013, p. 211-223.
   Novikov Yu.N., Andieva T.A., Goma L.M. Sostoyanie i problemy nedropol'zovaniya na territoriyakh i akvatoriyakh Dal'nevostochnogo regiona [State and problems of subsoil waters in the territories and offshore of the Far Eastern region]. Problemy vosproizvodstva zapasov nefti i gaza v sovremennykh usloviyakh: Proceedings of scientific articles dedicated to the 85th anniversary of VNIGRI. St. Petersburg, VNIGRI, 2014, p. 39-54.
Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 16_2015 submitted on 04/07/2015 displayed on website on 04/23/2015
15 p.
pdf Interpretation of lithological hydrocarbon traps distribution in the Vendian terrigenous deposits of the northwest of Nepa-Botuoba anteclise
The patterns of the Vendian deposits distribution on the western slope of the Nepa arch are analyzed. The forecast of development of reservoir rocks of terrigenous productive layers and lithological traps of pinching is provided using litho-facial analysis and paleogeographic reconstructions.

Keywords: oil and gas potential, lithological traps, Vendian terrigenous complex, seismic survey, Nepa-Botuoba anticline, Nepa arch.
article citation Margulis L.S., Semenov V.P., Rodina T.V. Prognoz rasprostraneniya litologicheskikh lovushek uglevodorodov v terrigennykh otlozheniyakh venda severo-zapada Nepsko-Botuobinskoy anteklizy [Interpretation of lithological hydrocarbon traps distribution in the Vendian terrigenous deposits of the northwest of Nepa-Botuoba anteclise]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2015, vol. 10, no. 2, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/16_2015.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/16_2015
References
   Burova I.A. Paleogeograficheskie rekonstruktsii vend-nizhnekembriyskikh karbonatnykh otlozheniy zapadnogo sklona severnoy chasti Nepsko-Botuobinskoy anteklizy [Paleogeographic reconstruction of the Vendian-Cambrian carbonate deposits of the western slope of the northern part of the Nepa-Botuoba anteclise]. Neftegazovaya geologiya. Teoriya i praktika, 2014, vol. 9, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/42_2014.pdf
   Graussman V.V., Zhernovskiy V.P. Izuchenie razrezov glubokikh skvazhin, raschlenenie i korrelyatsiya ikh s tsel'yu obespecheniya seysmograficheskoy osnovoy neftepoiskovykh rabot v YaASSR [Studying the deep wells sections in order to provide the seismographic basis for oil exploration in YASSR]. Yakutsk, 1986, YaGF, no. 1582.
   Kontorovich A.E., Surkov V.S., Trofimuk A.A. Glavnye zony neftenakopleniya v Leno-Tungusskoy provintsii [Main areas of oil accumulation in the Lena-Tunguska province]. Razvitie ucheniya akademika A.M. Gubkina v neftyanoy geologii Sibiri. Novosibirsk: Nauka, Sib. otd-nie, 1982, p. 22-42.
   Margulis L.S., Semenov V.P., Rodina T.V. Osobennosti rasprostraneniya i perspektivy neftegazonosnosti terrigennykh otlozheniy venda zapadnogo sklona Nepskogo svoda Nepsko-Botuobinskoy anteklizy [Distribution features and petroleum potential of Vendian clastic sediments of the western slope of the Nepa arch and Nepa-Botuoba anteclise]. Problemy vosproizvodstva zapasov nefti i gaza v sovremennykh usloviyakh: Collection of scientific articles devoted to the 85th anniversary of VNIGRI. Saint Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2014, p. 163-171 (392 p.). - (Trudy VNIGRI).
   Neruchev S.G., Bazhenova T.K., Smirnov S.V., Andreeva O.A., Klimova L.I. Otsenka potentsial'nykh resursov uglevodorodov na osnove modelirovaniya protsessov ikh generatsii, migratsii i akkumulyatsii [Assessment of potential hydrocarbon resources on the basis of modeling processes of their generation, migration and accumulation].Saint Petersburg: Nedra, 2006, 363 p.
   Shemin G.G. Geologiya i perspektivy neftegazonosnosti venda i nizhnego kembriya tsentral'nykh rayonov Sibirskoy platformy (Nepsko-Botuobinskaya, Baykitskaya anteklizy i Katangskaya sedlovina) [Geology and petroleum potential of the Vendian and Lower Cambrian of central regions of the Siberian Platform (Nepa-Botuoba, Baikit anteclises and Katanga saddle)]. Novosibirsk, 2007, 464 p. (SO RAN).
   Sitnikov V.S. Zony i megazony neftegazonakopleniya na Sibirskoy platforme [Zones and megazones of oil and gas accumulation on the Siberian Platform]. Zony kontsentratsii uglevodorodov v neftegazonosnykh basseynakh sushi i akvatoriy: Proceedings of International scientific and practical conference (Saint Petersburg, 28 June - 2 July). Saint Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2010, p. 101-108.
   Voskresenskiy Yu.N. Izuchenie izmeneniy amplitud seysmicheskikh otrazheniy dlya poiskov i razvedki zalezhey uglevodorodov [The study of changes in the amplitude of seismic reflections for prospecting and exploration of hydrocarbon deposits]. Moscow: Nedra, 2001, 68 p.
Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 11_2015 submitted on 01/26/2015 displayed on website on 03/23/2015
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pdf  Structure of southeastern pericratonal plunging of Siberian Platform
The structural-stratigraphic complexes, the main structural elements and the main stages in the formation of the sedimentary cover of southeastern pericratonal plunging of the Siberian Platform are analyzed. The overwhelming part of the cover is complicated with Riphean and Vendian-Cambrian deposits. The main orogeny era, especially the final Late Cimmerian, led to the consolidation of sediments on the overwhelming eastern part of the pericratonal, formation of Sette-Daban folded zone and Aldan-May "residual" pericratonal depression at its extreme west.

Keywords: Riphean deposits, pericratonal plunging, Sette-Daban area, Aldan-May depression, Siberian Platform.
article citation Margulis L.S., Kovnir B.D., Serezhenkov S.V., Nafikov I.F. Stroenie yugo-vostochnogo perikratonnogo pogruzheniya Sibirskoy platformy [Structure of southeastern pericratonal plunging of Siberian Platform]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2015, vol. 10, no. 1, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/4/11_2015.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/11_2015
References

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   Evseev Yu.A. Tektonika Sette-Dabanskogo gorst-antiklinoriya v basseyne reki Yudomy [Tectonics of Sette-Daban horst-anticlinorium in Yudoma River Basin]. Tektonika, stratigrafiya i litologiya osadochnykh formatsiy Yakutii: reports at the XVII Scientific Session of the Yakut Branch of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1968, p. 55-62.
   Gusev G.S. Tektonicheskoe rayonirovanie vostochnogo obramleniya Aldanskoy anteklizy [Tectonic zoning of eastern framing of Aldan anteclise]. Tektonika, stratigrafiya i litologiya osadochnykh formatsiy Yakutii: reports at the XVII Scientific Session of the Yakut Branch of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1968, p. 41-50.
   Korostelev V.I. Geologiya i tektonika Yuzhnogo Verkhoyan'ya [Geology and tectonics of the South Verkhoyansk]. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1982, 217 p.
   Mokshantsev K.B., Gornshteyn D.K., Gusev G.S., Den'gin E.V., Shtekh G.I. Tektonicheskoe stroenie Yakutskoy ASSR [The tectonic structure of the Yakut ASSR]. Moscow: Nauka, 1964, 291 p.
   Nuzhnov S.V. Rifeyskie otlozheniya yugo-vostoka Sibirskoy platformy [Riphean deposits of the south-east of the Siberian platform]. Moscow: Nauka, 1967, 161 p.
   Semikhatov M.A., Serebryakov S.N. Sibirskiy gipostratotip rifeya [Siberian hipostratotype of the Riphean]. Moscow: Nauka, 1983, 223 p.
   Shishkin B.B., Berilko G.A., Sobolev P.N., Starosel'tsev V.S., Strakhov A.N. Stroenie i perspektivy neftegazonosnosti Aldano-Mayskoy vpadiny [Structure and petroleum potential of the Aldan-May depression]. Geologiya i mineral'no-syr'evye resursy Sibiri, 2010, no. 4, p. 26-40.



Geochemical research
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Bazhenova T.K.
Article # 44_2014 submitted on 10/04/2014 displayed on website on 10/17/2014
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pdf  Oil and gas formation in the Aldan-Maya basin (Eastern Siberia)
The basic features of the structure of the Aldan-Maya basin represented by the Riphean, Vendian and Cambrian deposits are analized. The upper subformation of Malka Formation of R2, Ignikan Formation (upper part of a Lokhandin series) of R3, and Inikan Formation of C1-2 are considered as petroleum source rocks. The scale of primary hydrocarbons migration and their possibly large losses due to complex geological structure of the region and repeated erosional events were counted on the basis of mapping of petroleum source deposits and calculated genetic evolution models of VNIGRI.

Keywords: petroleum source formation, primary migration, migration hydrocarbons, Aldan- Maya basin.
article citation Bazhenova T.K., Margulis L.S. Neftegazoobrazovanie v Aldano-Mayskom basseyne Sibirskoy platformy [Oil and gas formation in the Aldan-Maya basin (Eastern Siberia)]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2014, vol. 9, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/1/44_2014.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/44_2014
References

   Bazhenova T.K. Evolyutsiya neftegazoobrazovaniya i neftegazonakopleniya v paleozoe-dopaleozoe Sibirskoy platformy i prognoz neftegazonosnosti [The evolution of oil and gas generation and accumulation in the Paleozoic-pre Paleozoic Siberian platform and forecast of oil and gas potential]. Dissertation for the degree of PhD. Saint Petersburg, 1992, 55 p.
   Korostelev V.I. Geologiya i tektonika Yuzhnogo Verkhoyan'ya [Geology and tectonics of the South Verkhoyan]. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1982, 217 p.
   Otsenka potentsial'nykh resursov uglevodorodov na osnove modelirovaniya protsessov ikh generatsii, migratsii i akkumulyatsii [Evaluation of hydrocarbon resources potential on the basis of its generation, migration and accumulation processes modeling]. S.G. Neruchev, T.K. Bazhenova, S.V. Smirnov, O.A. Andreeva, L.I. Klimova. - Saint Petersburg: Nedra, 2006. - 363 p.
   Semikhatov M.A., Serebryakov S.N. Sibirskiy gipostratotip rifeya [Siberian hipostratotype of the Riphean]. Moscow: Nauka, 1983. - 223 p.



Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podol'skiy Yu.V.
Article # 23_2013 submitted on 06/10/2013 displayed on website on 06/21/2013
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pdf  Hydrocarbon resource base of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
High assess of total initial hydrocarbon resources and poor degree of exploration have allowed to expect new large discoveries in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). However, the set of prepared structures and the degree of their involvement in exploration are clearly not consistent with the forecasted opportunities of the region. The rate of reserves growth, including due to new discoveries are also low. All this is taking place against the background of significant increase of exploration cost. In the short term oil and gas production in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) will be determined by the rates of development of old fields.
The reserves growth is required to create a reliable hydrocarbon resource base in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). This, in turn, requires a sharp increase in the volume of work, stabilization of the unit cost for their performance, and expansion of prospecting and exploration activities outside the Nepa-Botuoba oil and gas area, where the degree of hydrocarbon resources’ exploration has exceeded 40%.

Key words: hydrocarbons, total initial resources, petroleum potential, reserves renewal, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
article citation Podol'skiy Yu.V., Margulis L.S. Syr'evaya baza uglevodorodov Respubliki Sakha (Yakutiya) [Hydrocarbon resource base of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 2, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/23_2013.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/23_2013
References




Stratigraphy and lithology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Kirichkova A.I.
Article # 65_2012 submitted on 11/06/2012 displayed on website on 12/14/2012
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pdf  Oil and gas perspective objects of the Russian Far East
The geological peculiarities and the main geological properties of the Mesozoic-Cenozoic strata of land and water areas of the Far East, representing small depressions of the continent and large sedimentary basins of the Pacific island-arc margin, are characterized. Depressions of continent are represented by terrigenous and volcanic-sedimentary rocks of a wide age range from the Triassic to the Cenozoic. Pacific margin sedimentary basins are represented mainly by Cenozoic strata up to 12-13 km. The geological peculiarities of rocks of these basins are diverse and characterized by sharp lithofacies variability. The main oil and gas potential of the Far East are associated with terrigenous deposits of large fluvial, deltaic and canyon sedimentation systems of the inner part of island-arc margin.

Key words: Far East, sedimentary basins, lithology, petroleum potential.
article citation Margulis L.S. Neftegazoperpektivnye tolshchi Dal'nego Vostoka Rossii [Oil and gas perspective objects of the Russian Far East]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2012, vol. 7, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/2/65_2012.pdf
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Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podol'skiy Yu.V.
Article # 63_2012 submitted on 10/30/2012 displayed on website on 12/07/2012
13 p.
pdf  Geological zonation of oil fields and hydrocarbon resources of Russian Far East region
The results of evaluation of hydrocarbon resources of the Far East region are presented. The vast majority of resources are expected in the basins of Pacific island-arc margin, where oil and gas province of Japan Sea, Okhotsk province and Pre-Pacific oil and gas province are located. Most hydrocarbon-rich petroleum province is Okhotsk province, where the main resources are concentrated in the North Sakhalin and West Kamchatka petroleum areas. The structure and exploration degree of resources, their distribution in the sequence and phase composition are characterized. The basic risks of oil and gas prospecting are analyzed.

Key words: resources, reserves, estimation, production, Far East, North Sakhalin oil and gas area.
article citation Margulis L.S., Andieva T.A., Pylina L.M., Borovikov I.S., Vedrov I.A. Neftegeologicheskoe rayonirovanie i uglevodorodnye resursy Dal'nevostochnogo regiona Rossii [Geological zonation of oil fields and hydrocarbon resources of Russian Far East region]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2012, vol. 7, no. 4, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/63_2012.pdf
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Offshore hydrocarbon deposits
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Margulis L.S.
Article # 23_2009 submitted on 06/15/2009 displayed on website on 06/22/2009
17 p.
pdf  Petroleum-geological zoning and estimating the oil-gas resources of the far eastern seas
The principles of petroleum-geological zoning are considered. The zonation of the Far Eastern onshore and offshore into oil-gas regions with the oil and gas fields characterizing by the similar conditions of formation and unified oil-gas complexes is conducted. Six oil-gas regions are most prolific; they contain 75% of total resources. The estimation of reliability of resource forecast is conducted; the major risks of searches for oil and gas are determined
Key words: the Far East of Russia, oil, gas, exploration efficiency, risk of searches for oil and gas
article citation Margulis L.S. Petroleum-geological zoning and estimating the oil-gas resources of the far eastern seas // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2009. - V.4. - #2.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/5/23_2009.pdf
Stratigraphy and lithology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Kirichkova A.I.
Article # 37_2008 submitted on 09/22/2008 displayed on website on 09/26/2008
26 p.
pdf  Sequence stratigraphy in studying the structure of sedimentary covers
It is shown that sequence stratigraphy is based on the fundamental conceptions of stratigraphy and lithology. The achievement of this new sphere of knowledge consists in discovering and deciphering the sedimentation structure of an elementary cell of over-rock level of sedimentary systems - sequence, in determining the decisive role of eustatic events in sedimentation cyclic recurrence and in the priority of obliquely laminated stratigraphy over flat-parallel. The hierarchy of a geological sedimentary system is proposed; the considerable opportunities of sequence stratigraphy in developing sedimentation models and in the forecast of oil-gas reservoirs are shown
Key words: sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary covers, oil-gas basins, geological systems
article citation Margulis L.S. Sequence stratigraphy in studying the structure of sedimentary covers // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2008. - V.3. - #3.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/2/37_2008.pdf
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podolsky Yu.V.
Article # 13 displayed on website on 12/11/2006
18 p.
pdf  Petroleum potential and hydrocarbon development prospects of the east of Russia
The petroleum potential and the specificity of the petroleum regions’ resources concentration (Siberian platform and Far East basins) have been considered. The regions’ hydrocarbons extraction potential and the prospects of rapid resources development and renewal have been highlighted. 45-50 million tons of annual oil production and 85-100 billion cubic meter of gas production can be reached on the basis of well known Eastern Siberia and Far East fields by 2020.
Key words: Eastern Siberia, Far East, oil, gas, hydrocarbon resources.
article citation Belonin M.D., Margulis L.S. Petroleum potential and hydrocarbon development prospects of the east of Russia // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2006. - V.1. - http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/6/13.pdf
Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 002
11 p.
pdf  Mineral resource base and prospects of oil and gas production centres development in the east of Russia
Hydrocarbon mineral resource base of Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East is considered. The future prospects of four oil and gas centers that are under development now are described. These centers will be able to produce 72 million tons of oil and 90 billion m3 of gas in 2020 provided that exploration and projecting works are under way and industrial infrastructure has already been established in the area.
Key words: Eastern Siberia, the Far East, oil and gas potential prospects, oil and gas production center, industrial infrastructure, hydrocarbon mineral resource base.