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Deep Petroleum Potential of USSR Basins (>4.5 km)

BELONIN, MICHAEL D., VNIGRI, Leningrad, USSR

The presentation describes lithogical and geochemical controls of generation and migration of hydrocarbons within USSR basins with thick sedimentary cover. It shows that probability of discovering deep hydrocarbon accumulations depends significantly on sedimentation rate and maturation of organic matter, subsurface water mineralization, on the presence of evaporites within the section, and on the degree of reservoir rock fracturing.

The presentation also considers deep petroleum potential of USSR basins derived from analysis of organics maturation level and discusses deep drilling results in USSR.

 

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91004 © 1991 AAPG Annual Convention Dallas, Texas, April 7-10, 1991 (2009)