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JOURNAL: No. 3(31) 2018, p. 42-55

HEADING: Research activities in the Arctic

AUTHORS: Bogoyavlensky, V.I., Bogoyavlensky, I.V., Kishankov, A.V., Yanchevskaya, A.S.

ORGANIZATIONS: Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2018-3-42-55

UDC: 553.981.2

The article was received on: 01.08.2018

Keywords: Arctic Ocean, BSR (Bottom Simulating Reflector), gas hydrates, methane hydrates, World Ocean, thermobaric conditions, Shtokman Field

Bibliographic description: Bogoyavlensky, V.I., Bogoyavlensky, I.V., Kishankov, A.V., Yanchevskaya, A.S. Gas hydrates in the Circum-Arctic Region aquatories. Arctic: ecology and economy, 2018, no. 3(31), pp. 42-55. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2018-3-42-55. (In Russian).


Geoinformation system “Arctic and World Ocean” (GIS AWO), consisting of 1151 objects (zones and separate areas) of gas hydrates distribution, has been created is constantly developing. On the base of seismic data analysis, BSR (Bottom Simulating Reflector), corresponding to base of potential hydrate-saturated shallow deposits, were revealed, particularly, for the first time on the continental slope of the Laptev Sea and in the TINRO Depression within the Sea of Okhotsk. For the Circum-Arctic Region water temperatures were studied, zones with favorable thermobaric conditions for occurrence and conservation of gas hydrates were revealed, and cartographic scheme of their probable distribution was created. Necessity of conducting complex studies of gas hydrate resources and natural and technogenic dangers in structure of deposits on land and aquatories of the Arctic and World Ocean was justified.

Finance info: Работа выполнена при поддержке программы фундаментальных исследований РАН «Проведение комплексных геолого-геофизических исследований с целями прогноза, безопасного и эффективного освоения нефтегазовых ресурсов арктической и субарктической зон Земли».


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