Petroleum potential and development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Podol'skiy Yu.V.
Article # 23_2013 submitted on 06/10/2013 displayed on website on 06/21/2013
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pdf  Hydrocarbon resource base of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
High assess of total initial hydrocarbon resources and poor degree of exploration have allowed to expect new large discoveries in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). However, the set of prepared structures and the degree of their involvement in exploration are clearly not consistent with the forecasted opportunities of the region. The rate of reserves growth, including due to new discoveries are also low. All this is taking place against the background of significant increase of exploration cost. In the short term oil and gas production in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) will be determined by the rates of development of old fields.
The reserves growth is required to create a reliable hydrocarbon resource base in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). This, in turn, requires a sharp increase in the volume of work, stabilization of the unit cost for their performance, and expansion of prospecting and exploration activities outside the Nepa-Botuoba oil and gas area, where the degree of hydrocarbon resources’ exploration has exceeded 40%.

Key words: hydrocarbons, total initial resources, petroleum potential, reserves renewal, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
article citation Podol'skiy Yu.V., Margulis L.S. Syr'evaya baza uglevodorodov Respubliki Sakha (Yakutiya) [Hydrocarbon resource base of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 2, available at: