Khipeli R.V.

Graduated from Syktyvkar State University (2001), specialization “geology”.
PhD in Geological and Mineralogical Sciences.
Head of Geological Support Department of LUKOIL Overseas Service B.V.
Scientific interest area: regional geology, lithology, sedimentology, basin analysis.
Author of 19 publications.
Regional petroleum geology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Makarevich V.N.
Article # 9_2014 submitted on 08/16/2013 displayed on website on 03/06/2014
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pdf  Interpretation of tectonic structure of northwestern offshore of the Black Sea for evaluation of petroleum potential prospects
The main challenge for regions with complex tectonics and structure where exploration activities are associated with high risk for geometrization of possible promising objects is to obtain a consistent structural interpretation of geological and geophysical data. A comprehensive structural-tectonic interpretation of geological structure of the north-western part of the Black Sea is presented. Such interpretation includes not only mapping of layers and faults, but also performing of paleoreconstructions and checking the balance of a conceptual model. The main tectonic and stratigraphic stages of development of the northwestern part of the Black Sea are determined; the risks associated with the structural interpretation are reduced significantly by creating of geometrically consistent structural-tectonic model, the age of deformations is clarified and estimated shortening / stretching of the area for one or another stage of geological evolution are calculated.

Key words: structural interpretation, the Black Sea, tectonics, inversion, paleoreconstruction, structure development.
article citation Pinus O.V., Aseev A.A., Koloskov V.N., Khipeli R.V., Nadezhkin D.V. Interpretatsiya strukturno-tektonicheskogo stroeniya severo-zapadnoy akvatorii Chernogo morya s tsel'yu otsenki perspektiv ee neftegazonosnosti [Interpretation of tectonic structure of northwestern offshore of the Black Sea for evaluation of petroleum potential prospects]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2014, vol. 9, no. 1, available at:
   Afanasenkov A.P., Nikishin A.M., Obukhov A.N. Geologicheskoe stroenie i uglevodorodnyy potentsial Vostochno-Chernomorskogo regiona [Geological structure and hydrocarbon potential of the Eastern Black Sea region]. Moscow: Nauchnyy mir, 2007, 172 p.
   Dinu C., Wong H.K., Tambrea D., Matenco L. Stratigraphic and structural characteristics of the Romanian Black Sea shelf. Тесtonophysics, 2005, no. 410, p. 417-435.
   Gozhik P.F., Maslun N.V., Plotnіkova L.F., Іvanіk M.M., Yakushin L.M., Іshchenko I.I. Stratigrafіya mezokaynozoys'kikh vіdkladіv pіvnіchno-zakhіdnogo shel'fu Chornogo morya [Stratigraphy of Mesozoic-Cenozoic deposits of the northwestern Black Sea shelf]. Kiev: Іnstitut geologіchnikh nauk NAN Ukraїni, 2006, 171 p.
   Rowan M.G., Peel F.J., Vendeville B.C. Gravity-driven fold belts on passive margins, in Thrust tectonics and hydrocarbon systems edited by K.R. McClay. AAPG Memoir, 2004, vol. 82, p. 157–182.