Results of remote analysis to find a new type of oil and gas deposits in the Orenburg region

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Remote hydrocarbon studies were conducted in the western part of the Orenburg region in order to identify lithological and stratigraphic traps. The main research method was CRS technology (complex remote sensing) to find hydrocarbon deposits. On the surface of the study area, were identified both spectral anomalies associated with the known anticlinal, structural, reef and lithological deposits of known deposits, and ribbon-like deposits, which were recognised as Upper Devonian paleorusses, represented by terrigenous deposits. When comparing the spectral hydrocarbon anomalies detected in different ranges, it was possible to discover them over known deposits. The promise of a number of structures previously identified during seismic work was confirmed, which indicates the presence of hydrocarbons in them. In addition, in the north of the study area in the basins of the modern Mokhovaya and Adamovka rivers, ribbon-like anomalies were observed. It is possible that these lithologically shielded deposits may represent a new type of deposits in the area.

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Sergey V. Pichugin

Geological Exploration Company “OZGEO”


chief geologist

33 Starokonyushennyi Pereulok, Moscow, 119002, Russian Federation

Elena M. Kotelnikova

RUDN University

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8909-8953
SPIN-code: 8173-9810
Scopus Author ID: 57205571168

PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Subsoil Use and Oil & Gas Engineering, Academy of Engineering

6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Valentina M. Usova

RUDN University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0023-5913
SPIN-code: 1276-3570
Scopus Author ID: 57205576129

senior lecturer, Department of Geology, Mineral Development and Oil & Gas Engineering, Academy of Engineering

6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Anton A. Usov

RUDN University

ORCID iD: 0009-0009-9691-8126

master's degree

6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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