Estimation of the oil-and-gas potential of sedimentary depressions in the Far East and West Siberia based on gravimetry and geothermy data

R. Yu Gulenok, V. I. Isaev, V. Yu Kosygin, Galina Anatolievna Lobova, V. I. Starostenko

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The results of geodensity, geothermal, and paleotectonic modeling of some sedimentary depressions in the Far East region and central West Siberia are interpreted from a petroleum-geological standpoint. The prospects of the possibly oil-and-gas-bearing Paleogene and Upper Cretaceous rock complexes in the Lunsk, Makarovsk, and Aniva troughs, West Sakhalin uplift, and Middle Amur intermontane depression are estimated. Petroleum accumulation zones in the preplate complex are forecasted. Localization of Jurassic oil generation centers is defined at a new large oil field in the central West Siberian plate (West Siberian plate). Experience in petroleum geology modeling for structures of different tectonic patterns, lithologies, and rock ages makes it possible to recommend the adopted methodical approach and technology of gravimetric and geothermal interpretation as universal and efficient methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-287
Number of pages15
JournalRussian Journal of Pacific Geology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011



  • Amur region
  • geothermy
  • gravimetry
  • petroleum-geological interpretation
  • Sakhalin
  • West Siberia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Oceanography
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy

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