Comparative Analysis of East Arctic Basins Evolution
E.A. Lavrenova, V.Y. Kerimov, A.G. Burguto, A.A. Gorbunov and R.N. Mustaev
Event name: Geomodel 2019
Session: Региональная сессия
Publication date: 17 September 2019
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East Arctic offshore is expected to contain a significant amount of hydrocarbons. Up until now, it is a frontier area with sparse seismic data and lack of exploration wells. So, it is the case to put on analogy to estimate its petroleum potential. Northern Alaska nearest well-studied prolific petroleum province is supposed to be the main counterpart. Comparative analysis of East Arctic sedimentary basins development, including Laptev, East-Siberian, Chukchi shelves as well as North Slope performed under the investigations, which prime objective, is to understand their similarities and differences. Results revealed a high probability of petroleum systems existence in the sediment cover of East Arctic basins. However, despite all expectations, there are no analogs among them. Burial history and thickness of overburden rocks are the key factors of petroleum system maturity and potential.