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Regional study is the next important stage in evaluation of oil and gas industry potential of sedimentary basins of Western Kazakhstan

D.K. Azhgaliev, S.G. Karimov, A.A. Isaev

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18599/grs.2018.1.16-24

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The article presents the general state of exploration and regional geotectonic characteristics of the structure of the basins of Western Kazakhstan (the Caspian Basin, Ustyurt-Bozashi and Mangyshlak). Principal results of regional studies carried out on the «Comprehensive study of sedimentary basins of the Republic of Kazakhstan» project for 2009-2013 are given. Based on this, topical issues in the study of the deep structure of basins are emphasized, from the perspective of further assessment of the forecasted hydrocarbon potential. In accordance with the new deep drilling data (5.5-7.0 km and more) in recent years, the importance and necessity of specifying the structure and high prospects of the Paleozoic deposits are substantiated. In this regard, it is stated that it is advisable to post a parametric well in the future with an anomalous projected depth (14-15 km) in the central part of the Caspian Basin (Eurasia Project). Also, the program of regional studies (geotraverses and 2D seismic profiles) on the most important geological «cuttings» from the sides of the Caspian basin to the center, the zones of its articulation with the other basins that apply in the south, was considered. The characteristic of the problems solved by the program of regional study of the basins of Western Kazakhstan is given.

basin, depth, oil and gas content, drilling, seismic studies, study, Paleozoic deposits, West Kazakhstan, Caspian basin, Ustyurt-Bozashi, Mangyshlak, geophysical anomalies, West Turan plate, oil and gas prospects

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Dulat K. Azhgaliev
Nedra-Engineering Company LLP
Apt. 173, 5/1, Dostyk Ave., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan

Samat G. Karimov
Gumilyov Eurasian National University
2 Satpaev St., Astana, 010008, Kazakhstan

Abay A. Isaev
KazMunayGas NC
19 Kabanbai-Batyr Ave., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan

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Azhgaliev D.K., Karimov S.G., Isaev A.A. (2018). Regional study is the next important stage in evaluation of oil and gas industry potential of sedimentary basins of Western Kazakhstan. Georesursy = Georesources, 20(1), pp. 16-24. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18599/grs.2018.1.16-24