Around half of the Arctic is Russian territory: the western part of the Russian Arctic is characterised by world-class hydrocarbon provinces (West Siberia, Timan-Pechora), and adjacent offshore areas host giant gas fields (Kara Sea); in contrast, the eastern part of the Russian Arctic is virtually unexplored, yet contains some of the most extensive continental shelves of any ocean margin.
Map of Region
CASP has long-standing expertise in this region through collaboration with a wide range of academic experts and input from field programmes in Taimyr, Timan-Pechora, Polar and Subpolar Urals, Pai-Khoi, Novaya Zemlya and Yenisey-Khatanga. CASP’s Russian Arctic regional syntheses provide a valuable framework for basin-specific studies. These syntheses, some in GIS, contain maps, data and interpretation that can feed directly into regional reviews and licence applications. 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
- Multi-proxy provenance study of sandstones in the Kara and Korotaikha basins (Russia): Implications for Uralian orogenesis CASP.PKP2015-17.22
- Sedimentology of Permian strata in the Kos’yu-Rogov Basin, Polar and Subpolar Urals region, Russia CASP.UPP2017-19.2
- Relationship of Uralian and Pai-Khoi structural trends exposed along the Kara River, SE Pai-Khoi, Russia CASP.PKP2015-17.21
- Understanding the distribution of Carboniferous-Triassic detrital zircons in Arctic Mesozoic strata CASP.CAPD2015-17.7
- A database of geological provinces from the circum-Arctic region CASP.CAPD2015-17.6