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Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Yenisey-Khatanga Basin Province

December 22, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Yenisey-Khatanga Basin Province as part of the USGS Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal. The province is situated between the Taimyr-Kara high (Kara block, Central Taimyr fold belt, and South Taimyr fold belt) and the Siberian craton. The two assessment units (AUs) defined for this study—the Khatanga Saddle AU and the Yenisey-Khatanga Basin AU were assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable, conventional resources. The estimated mean volumes of undiscovered resources for the Yenisey-Khatanga Basin Province are ~5.6 billion barrels of crude oil, ~100 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and ~2.7 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids, all north of the Arctic Circle.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Yenisey-Khatanga Basin Province
DOI 10.3133/pp1824R
Authors Timothy R. Klett, Janet K. Pitman
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 1824
Index ID pp1824R
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Energy Resources Program