Prospects of the North-West Kamchatka shelf supported by new data integration

Vanin V.A. “Tyumen petroleum research center” LLC Tyumen
DOI: 10.24412/2076-6785-2022-7-20-24

The Shelikhovsky basin in the northeast of the sea of Okhotsk remains poorly covered by rare 2D seismic profiles, the basin has not been studied by the exploration drilling. At the current regional stage of the basin knowledge, attention is attracted by rather large promising areas, but the main challenges here are associated with high geological risks and uncertainties. Summarizing the results of the studies of different years, taking into account discoveries in a similar basin, allows to identify a number of patterns and additional arguments in favor of the prospects within the area of interest.

Materials and methods
The comprehensive analysis of the results of geological and geophysical studies and publications of different years related to the North-West Kamchatka and the adjacent shelf has been carried out. Analogies have been found in the recent discoveries in another one-age basin of the Asian margin. An approach to the targeted assessment of the resource potential of the structures within the underexplored region has been proposed.

Kamchatka shelf, Shelikhovsky basin, rift, eocene, paleocene, seismic exploration, outcrops
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