Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podol'skiy Yu.V.
Article # 4_2016 submitted on 12/09/2015 displayed on website on 02/05/2016
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pdf  Perspective oil and gas prospecting in Russia in the context of global trends in exploration
The progressive depletion of the resource base of oil and gas production in Russia in conjunction with the unfavorable economic conditions makes it necessary to identify new competitive areas of exploration for oil and gas. Great value is represented by analysis of the experience in exploration in the world. This experience shows that the main conventional discoveries of the last decade have been made mainly in complex geological conditions. These include: pre-salt carbonates, large delta and fold belts. Major discoveries within them became possible due to the use of new technologies and geological concepts. They have enabled us to identified new areas of work that have been poorly studied and technically inaccessible in the past. In modern Russian conditions the prospecting these of oil and gas zones located on land with the use of modern tools can provide effective renewing of the resource base of oil and gas production.

Keywords: pre-salt carbonates, delta, fold belts, oil and gas exploration, data re-interpretation.
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