In Tyumen The Federal State Budgetary Institution ZapSibNIIGG is starting an all-Russian centre for studying pre-Jurassic complex
Tyumen. The Federal State Budgetary Institution ZapSibNIIGG suggested starting an all-Russian centre for studying the pre-Jurassic complex. That is what Yury Tsimbalyuk, the Institution Deputy General Director said in his opening speech at the “Geology” section of the workshop that opened in Tyumen.
According to him, today there are three perspective ways to replace hydrocarbon reserves in Russia: the development of offshore fields, Bazhenov formation, and pre-Jurassic complex. “Of these three I put pre-Jurassic first, being a little pessimistic about the offshore and the Bazhenov”, claimed Yury Tsimbalyuk. He mentioned that ZapSibNIIGG completed a three-year research on this issue this year. The most important result is the creation of models and forecasts on oil and gas saturation of the pre-Jurassic basement.
“As long as 40 year ago in the USSR there was a program on pre-Jurassic complex study. Though it didn’t last long, the very fact of its existence is very important. While going deeper into the subject, my colleagues and I realized, how deep and complicated this branch of knowledge is, and decided to “bring it back to life”, explained ZapSibNIIGG deputy director. The pre-Jurassic complex has always been studied in passing, though completely different methods should be employed here, not the ones used for studying the sedimentary section. “Remote geophysical and seismic surveys, potential field mapping, electromagnetic surveys must be adjusted for the pre-Jurassic complex study”, he stressed.
According to the expert, there is enough work for ZapSibNIIGG alone for dozens years to come. It is important that the study cannot and should not be limited by the territory of the West Siberia only. “We have to look at the boundaries with the European part, the Eastern platform. All this should lead to important conclusions, not only concerning West Siberia, but the whole Russia as well. This is certainly an ambitious target. I sincerely hope that this workshop will stimulate and facilitate its fulfilment”, concluded Yury Tsimbalyuk.
Scientists from other research centres not only in Russia, but also from abroad presented their reports at the workshop. For example, the professor of Houston University Gennady Goloshubin spoke about Krauklis wave and the basic properties of fractured media. Being an ex-employee of ZapSibNIIGG, he mentioned that the Institute’s specialists observed Krauklis wave during the experiment conducted in 1989 in Gorelaya area near Khanty-Mansiisk, after a hydraulic impact 300 meters away from the wells.
Note that on 7-8 December there was the second workshop held by the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the West Siberian Research and Development Centre (ZapSibNIIGG) - «The current condition and the use of West Siberian hydrocarbon recourse base. Pre-Jurassic complex: the challenges and development perspectives». 250 specialists: the representatives of public authorities, subsoil users, operating and service companies, research and development centres took part in the workshop. The first workshop took place last year and was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Institution.