The Arctic and World Ocean: Current State, Prospects and Challenges of Hydrocarbon Resources Development
- Vasily Bogoyavlensky (Russian Academy of Sciences)
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- World Petroleum Congress
- 21st World Petroleum Congress, 15-19 June, Moscow, Russia
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- Document Type
- Conference Paper
- 2014. World Petroleum Council
- Barents and Kara seas, hydrocarbons, Arctic Ocean, oil and gas, Russia offshore production, abnormally high reservoir pressures.
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The report provides information on the current state and prospects of oil and gas resources development in the major offshore oil and gas basins of the World, including the Arctic. Considered the most important achievements and negative results of offshore oil and gas industry in the last decade. Illustrates the main trends of the offshore oil and gas production volume in the Arctic and the World Ocean in comparison with trends of the unconventional hydrocarbons production. It is shown that Russia is the leader in terms of hydrocarbons production, both the Arctic onshore and offshore.
Provides information on the geological and geophysical study density of the Arctic waters and the current state of the geophysical and drilling fleets of Russia. The analyses of the petrophysical and thermobaric conditions studies at big depths are presented. Shows a great role of abnormally high reservoir pressures (AHRP) to maintain industrial reservoirs, which significantly increases the hydrocarbon resources of the Arctic region. It is proved that Russia is the leader in the Arctic hydrocarbon reserves and resources. Advices on selecting priority projects for the development on the Arctic offshore are given.
Particular attention is paid to natural and man-made problems of the offshore oil and gas resources development, including AHRP, permafrost, gas pockets and gas hydrates. It is shown that the waters of five countries in the Arctic region is not enough studied to start a large-scale oil and gas fields development. The best results of the Arctic oil and gas resources studies and developments with the preservation of its ecosystem can only be achieved through international cooperation.
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