Geology, geography and global energy

Scientific and Technical Journal

Petroleum prospects of the upper artian (Part) horizon deposits of the left bank part of the Volgograd region

2017. 4, pp. 9-20

Tarasov A.V. - Head of the laboratory, Ltd. “LUKOIL-Engineering Branch” “VolgogradNIPImorneft”, 10 Sovetskaya st., Volgograd, 400131, Russian Federation,

Serebryakov O.I. - D.Sc. in Geology and Mineralogy, Professor, Astrakhan State University, 1 Shaumyan sq., Astrakhan, 414000, Russian Federation,

Semisotova O.S. - Head of group, Ltd. “LUKOIL-Engineering Branch” “VolgogradNIPImorneft”, 10 Sovetskaya st., Volgograd, 400131, Russian Federation,

Melnikova E.V. - Leading Engineer, Ltd. “LUKOIL-Engineering Branch” “VolgogradNIPImorneft”, 10 Sovetskaya st., Volgograd, 400131, Russian Federation,

The Volgograd region has high potential of natural resources in general, however, the status of mineral base energy resources is deteriorating due to intensive development of reserves, including reserves of one of the most significant Pamyatno-Sasovskoye oil field, which oil reserves amount to about 80 million tons. In these circumstances, the development of new areas of exploration, especially in areas with developed infrastructure is actual. One such new area could be the exploration the upper artian objects of biohermal outcrops, stacked represented stromatolite dolomite anhydrite and dolomite that compose the carbonate-sulphate formation within the west side area and the Nikolaev-Gorodischenskaya stage. Almost all open deposits of this zone in upper artian objects obtained inflows of oil, or notes the presence of small oil rims, and found the small and smallest reserves of gas and gas condensate (often with oil rim) deposits. Given the significant length of up to 400km Western side of the zone and Nikolaev-Gorodischenskaya stage and a relatively shallow horizon of objects to 2600 m, the direction of search of work can be one of the most promising.

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