Moscow University Geology Bulletin

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 221–228 | Cite as

The Characteristics of Gas-Saturated Deposits of the Kandalaksha Bay, the White Sea, According to Seismoacoustic and Lithogeochemical Studies

  • M. Yu. TokarevEmail author
  • E. N. Poludetkina
  • A. V. Starovoitov
  • A. S. Pirogova
  • S. R. Korost
  • A. N. Oshkin
  • A. K. Potemka


This paper discusses the results of comprehensive geological, geophysical, and geochemical studies of gas-saturated sediments within the Kandalaksha Bay, the White Sea. The marine study involved detailed seismoacoustic surveys that yielded data on seabed geometry and the geological structure of the sedimentary cover, including the zones of focused unloading of hydrocarbon fluids. Assemblages of gas caps are confined to the zones with a maximum thickness of postglacial sediments. The composition of organic matter in the sediments and the gas phase has been studied in detail.


Kandalaksha Bay White Sea seismoacoustic survey gas-saturated deposits bottom sampling geochemical survey and hydrocarbon gases 



The work was carried out under the Development of Software and Hardware Systems for Prospecting, Exploration, Geophysical and Geochemical Monitoring of the Development of Hydrocarbon Deposits, Including Those Located in the Hard-to-Reach Regions under Extreme Climatic Conditions project with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Agreement on Granting of Subsidies no. 14.607.21.0187 dated September 26, 2017 (unique ID RFMEFI60717X0187).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yu. Tokarev
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. N. Poludetkina
    • 1
  • A. V. Starovoitov
    • 1
  • A. S. Pirogova
    • 2
  • S. R. Korost
    • 3
  • A. N. Oshkin
    • 1
  • A. K. Potemka
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Geology, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Seismic Data Analysis Center, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Marine Research Center, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Split LLC, Skolkovo Innovation CenterMoscowRussia

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