Potential outlined for Kamchatka back-arc basin, Far East Russia

The Kamchatka back-arc basin is a relatively unexplored petroleum region of Russia. Similar in many respects to the Sumatra basin of Indonesia, this region of Russia has the promise of becoming a major producing region.The geology of the Kamchatka Peninsula has been described previously by several workers, including most recently Oleinik,1 Kostenko et al.,2 and Grigorenko et al.3Worrall4 described the tectonic history of the Bering Sea with particular attention to the Tertiary strike-slip basins of the Bering shelf.This article describes the petroleum geology of the Kamchatka region and the challenges of operating in this remote environment. Click here to enlarge imageRegional tectonic f...

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