European Russia contains mature hydrocarbon provinces, including the Timan-Pechora Basin and the Volga-Urals Basin. Reservoirs occur in sediments that range in age from Ordovician to Triassic, and include both carbonate and clastic units. The region has a world-class Devonian source rock. Some parts of the region, particularly offshore areas, have not been extensively explored and as a result, both exploration and EOR opportunities exist.
Map of Region
CASP has worked in this region since the late 1970s, with particular focus on the Timan-Pechora Basin, building datasets on all scales from the basin-scale stratigraphy to production characteristics of specific plays. Fieldwork has been undertaken in areas adjacent to the basin in the Polar Urals, Pai-Khoi and in southern Novaya Zemlya. Reports on the region have been commissioned from Russian scientists. These have been carefully translated and edited to ensure that they are easily understood by western geologists. A major literature review covering the Uralian Margin of Baltica from the Arctic to the Caspian provides a regional geological framework.
Active Research Projects
Most Recent Reports
- Multiproxy provenance study of Late Carboniferous to Permian sedimentary infill of the foreland basin to the Polar and Subpolar Urals CASP.UPP2017-19.6
- Petrography and conventional heavy mineral analysis of Permian strata from the southern Kos’yu-Rogov Basin and Bol’shaya Synya Depression CASP.UPP2017-19.4
- Pilot study of Early Campanian sandstone provenance, Usa River, Polar Urals, Russia CASP.UPP2017-19.5
- Multi-proxy provenance study of sandstones in the Kara and Korotaikha basins (Russia): Implications for Uralian orogenesis CASP.PKP2015-17.22
- Petrography and conventional heavy minerals of Late Carboniferous to Permian strata of the northern Kos’yu-Rogov Basin and Polar Urals CASP.UPP2017-19.3