The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

South Chukotka Oil-and-Gas Basin (OGB)

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South Chukotka Oil-and-Gas Basin (OGB) – is located to the southeast of Wrangel Island in a difficult of access area in the Chukchi Sea, characterized by severe ice condition. It is formed by volcanic–aqueous layers of Paleogene and chalk, up to 4 or 5 km wide. Its oil-and-gas content is based on the possibility of oil-and-gas formation in the deeply submerged central area.

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