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Geotectonics

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 297–311 | Cite as

Geodynamics of the Ural Foredeep and Geomechanical Modeling of the Origin of Hydrocarbon Accumulations

  • N. B. Kuznetsov
  • V. Yu. KerimovEmail author
  • A. V. Osipov
  • A. V. Bondarev
  • A. S. Monakova
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Abstract

We present tectonic implications for hydrocarbon accumulations in the Ural‒Novaya Zemlya Foredeep. Its eastern flank is rich in economical oil and gas deposits mostly localized within the fold-and-thrust belt that was constructed as a result of continent‒continent collision during the Ural Paleoocean closure. On the basis of striking correlation between oil and gas accumulation and fold-and-thrust tectonics we performed geomechanical and petroleum systems modelling that allowed us to propose a new geodynamical model for hydrocarbon accumulations in both fold-upthrust and subthrust structural levels of the Ural‒Novaya Zemlya Foredeep.

Keywords

upthrust fault structures subthrust zones geomechanical modeling Ural Frontal Folds Ural foredeep fore-Ural/fore-Novaya Zemlya belt of hydrocarbon accumulations hydrocarbons 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. B. Kuznetsov
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Yu. Kerimov
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • A. V. Osipov
    • 2
  • A. V. Bondarev
    • 2
  • A. S. Monakova
    • 2
  1. 1.Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and GasMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Ordzhonikidze Russian State Geological Prospecting UniversityMoscowRussia

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