Hydrocarbons of the South Caspian Basin: How Exploitation Depends on the Understanding of the Neogen

Jun 30th, 2015
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Hydrocarbon exploration is moving forward at an accelerated pace in the Neogene section of the South Caspian basin, driven by development of the giant "megastructure" field in the South Caspian basin and recent gas discoveries at Shah Deniz. In addition, there are large recent discoveries in the older strata of the North Caspian basin.

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Hydrocarbons of the South Caspian Basin: How Exploitation Depends on the Understanding of the Neogene PaleoclimateHydrocarbon exploration is moving forward at an accelerated pace in the Neogene section of the South Caspian basin, driven by development of the giant "megastructure" field in the South Caspian basin and recent gas discoveries at Shah Deniz. In addition, there are large recent discoveries in the older strata of the North Caspian basin. As a result, major oil companies as well as national governments in the region are pushing plans for major export pipelines to the world market. This is a very opportune time to take at look at some of the remarkable aspects of the geologic history of the South Caspian basin that make it such an attractive petroleum province. Would you have guessed that Neogene paleoclimate is one such factor?The latitude of the South Caspian basin put it in a "Mediterranean" zone where the climate has oscillated from wet to very dry every 20,000 years, in response to insolation changes driven by variations in the Earths orbit (Milankovitch cycles). This land-locked sea responded by major changes; the "sea"level changed probably more than 100 meters vertically and shorelines migrated probably several hundreds of kilometres laterally during each cycle. About a dozen such cycles occurred just during deposition of the Pereriva Suite, implying that there are (at least) an equal number of internal unconformities within just this interval of the

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