Probabilistic estimation of the helium resources in the central and southern areas of the Lena-Tunguska petroleum province

L. M. Burshtein, A. E. Kontorovich, V. R. Livshits, S. A. Moiseev, E. S. Yaroslavtseva

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Abstract

We propose and test a method for probabilistic estimation of the scale and structure (distribution of helium concentrations in free gas, accumulations of different sizes, localization zones, and stratigraphic complexes) of helium and helium-containing gas resources. Summarizing the available geological information about the structure of the sedimentary cover and data on the revealed accumulations of helium-containing gases, we have first made probabilistic estimation of the scale and structure of their resources as well as helium resources in the central and southern areas of the Lena-Tunguska province. The forecast results will serve as a reliable basis for geological and economic estimation of helium resources, for long-term planning of gas field development in East Siberia and the Republic of Sakha, and for helium industrialization in these regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-329
Number of pages8
JournalRussian Geology and Geophysics
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Gas
  • Helium
  • Lena-Tunguska province
  • Probabilistic estimation
  • Reserves
  • Resources

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