Geology, geography and global energy

Scientific and Technical Journal

Oil and gas potential of the Caspian Sea

2013. №2, pp. 80-90

Serebryakov Andrey O.  - Senior Lecturer, Astrakhan State University, 1 Shaumyan sq., Astrakhan, Russian Federation, 414000,,

The estimation of oil and gas fields of the Caspian Sea new and different sectors of the area. Justified geological zoning perpektiv Caspian Sea oil and gas. Describes a study of natural resources in the Mesozoic, Carboniferous and Devonian deposits in the northern Caspian Sea, carried out a comparison of hydrocarbon resources in the south-western and south-eastern parts of the area. The results of exploration work in different areas of the Caspian Sea, the study of the basic parameters resursoobrazuyuschih (key) structures and adjacent areas, taking into account the totality of the regional-geological data can refine the estimate of localized hydrocarbon resources. Oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea in the North part of it belongs to the Caspian province of salt, can reach 12200–13600 million tons of hydrocarbons, of which 8200–8700 million tons of hydrocarbons tends to the north-east coast of the Caspian Sea (sea) rises, about 700–900 million t have to structures related to Ukatnenskoy depression. While the bulk of productivity associated with the subsalt carbonate deposits. Hydrocarbon resources are estimated post-salt complex as oil and gas, they are much more accessible geological conditions and contain oil and gas of higher quality without hydrogen sulfide. The above materials confirm that the northern Caspian Sea has a high potential oil and gas. In the short term there may be formed a major oil and gas regions.

Key words: oil,gas,mine,water area,assessment,sector stocks,category,explored and commercial reserves