The Siberian Platform consists of Proterozoic and Phanerozoic strata that overlie the Archaean basement of the Siberian Craton. Although oil and gas are produced from these strata locally, vast areas are exploration frontiers. The unusual nature of the petroleum systems is also a challenge. Some source rocks are as old as the Precambrian, with protracted histories of generation and migration into subtle traps. These traps have been affected by polyphase deformation, but in such gentle increments that the nature and effects are not clearly understood.
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CASP has been working on the geology of Siberia since the late 1970s, and owns extensive outcrop and subsurface datasets, backed by results from original fieldwork. Several Russian institutes collaborated in this effort, including the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Most Recent Reports
- Re-Os depositional age for Silurian shales from East Siberia: A pilot study CASP.SIL2014-15.5
- Summary report and GIS database CASP.ES.II.8
- Heavy mineral provenance, mineral geochemistry and zircon dating of Neoproterozoic-Devonian sandstones from the south-western Siberian Platform CASP.ES.II.6.5
- Phase 2 – The Tectonic Evolution of the Siberian Platform CASP.ES.II.7
- Petrography of Neoproterozoic to Devonian rock samples from outcrops in the Southwest of the Siberian Platform CASP.ES.II.6.4