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Hydrocarbon potential of the Devonian coal formations of the Dnepr-Donetsk trough

N.P. Fadeeva, E.N. Poludetkina, I.M. Natitnik, I.Kh. Akhunyanov

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Providing the oil and gas industry of Ukraine with explored reserves is one of the most important tasks of applied oil and gas prospecting and exploration. Discovery of new hydrocarbon deposits primarily depends on the presence of deposits with high reservoir properties, traps and seals. However, this is not enough. It is not by chance that among the main factors taken into account in assessing the geological risk of exploration and prospecting, conditions for generation and migration of hydrocarbons are necessarily considered. The object, which may be associated with an increase in hydrocarbon resources, are the domanikoid deposits – bituminous rocks enriched with organic matter (black shales). Within the Dnepr-Donetsk basin, the main oil-and-gas-bearing region of Ukraine, domanikoid deposits are poorly studied. The main attention is paid to quantitative and qualitative characteristics of source rocksbased on pyrolysis, gas chromatography and vitrinite reflectance data as well as the history of their catagenetic transformation, which allowed to localize the search zones for further geological exploration and significantly improve the efficiency of geological exploration when selecting and installing new objects for further drilling.

Dnepr-Donetsk trough, domanikoid deposits, source rocks, pyrolysis, basin modeling

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Fadeeva N.P., Poludetkina E.N., Natitnik I.M., Akhunyanov I.Kh. Hydrocarbon potential of the Devonian coal formations of the Dnepr-Donetsk trough. Georesursy = Georesources. 2017. Special issue. Part 2. Pp. 240-248. DOI: