Arctic Continental Margin June 18, 2019 at 2:41 pm

I.S Gramberg, Russia in the continental shelf of the Arctic sector ranks first as the total area, and the share of initial total hydrocarbon resources in the order of 75-80% of the total resources of the Russian shelf. Significant, ischislyamye billion tonnes of oil equivalent, the resources are assumed to be in sedimentary basins continental slope and the foot of the Arctic Ocean, some of which are continuations of the offshore basins. In terms of geological and geophysical knowledge Arctic continental margin is divided into 4 parts: 1) relatively well-studied area of the southern Barents and Kara seas, where he opened a number of oil, oil, gas and gas exploration, including unique, 2) studied a sparse network of seismic profiles northern areas of the Barents and Kara Seas m west of the Laptev Sea, and 3) little-studied of the East Siberian Sea in the contiguous areas of the Laptev and Chukchi seas, and 4) the continental slope and continental base, which are barely beginning to be studied. In direct proportion to the validity of knowledge is the quantitative estimates of oil and gas resources of these four parts of the suburbs. The licensing process is actually realized in the seas Western Arctic sector (Barents and Kara’s lips and bays). In accordance with recent changes in Russian legislation in the future in the Arctic offshore licenses for exploration and mining work will receive only state-owned companies OAO “Gazprom” and OJSC “NK” Rosneft “, prepared their proposals for the licensing of subsoil of the shelf for 2008-10 and 2011-20 GG In accordance with the plans of the Federal Agency for Natural Resources, through the federal budget in coming years will be completed regional study areas of northern Barents and Kara seas, continued study of the Laptev Sea and started seismic work in the East Siberian Sea.

The absence of parametric drilling in complex regional work remains their main drawback. Mining companies, most of which now is OAO “Gazprom” assume to begin development of Prirazlomnoye oil and Shtokman gas condensate field near 2010 and 2013, respectively. Happy New Year global economic crisis, obviously, can make these plans adjustments, slowing the pace of oil and gas resources of the Arctic shelf of Russia.

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