Eastern Barents Shelf
The Russian part of the Barents Shelf has huge potential as a future hydrocarbon province. Palaeozoic plays equivalent to those in the Timan-Pechora province characterise the southern part of the Barents Shelf. To the north, substantial finds have been made in Mesozoic reservoirs on structural highs. These include one of the world's largest gas fields Shtokmanovskoye. Many areas of the Eastern Barents Shelf are still poorly explored.
Map of Region
CASP has worked in the eastern Barents Shelf region since the mid to late 1970s. Our work has involved the writing of regional syntheses, collaborating with a wide spectrum of academic experts, as well as field programmes in adjacent regions (Timan-Pechora, Pai-Khoi, Polar Urals and Novaya Zemlya). CASP’s Russian Arctic regional syntheses provide a valuable framework for basin-specific studies. Reports commissioned from Russian scientists have been carefully translated and edited to ensure that information can be readily assimilated in a western context.
Active Research Projects
Most Recent Reports
- A GIS database of U-Pb zircon ages from the Urals and Arctic Uralides CASP.PKP2015-17.18
- Circum-Arctic Provenance Database project: Update and data release for the Canadian Arctic, Barents Shelf, Scandinavia and western Russia CASP.ARDP2010-12.III.2
- Apatite fission track data from southern Novaya Zemlya and northeast Taimyr CASP.ARDP2008-10.8
- The Palaeozoic stratigraphy of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago (including Vaigach Island), Pai-Khoi and Kolguev Island CASP.Baltica.7
- Eastern Barents Sea-Novaya Zemlya-Kara Sea tectonic relationships: the search for an appropriate analogue CASP.ARDP2005.8