1 Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University), Moscow, Russian Federation
Keywords: Western Siberia, megaprovince, Arctic gas-bearing province, resource-geological analysis, catagenesis, geodynamic processes, gas supergigants
The predominant, and in some areas, exceptional gas content of the Arctic region of Western Siberia is justified on the basis of resource-geological analysis and the established influence of the geodynamic factor of catagenesis on the acceleration of the processes of transformation of organic matter and an increase in the volume of traps with unique gas reserves. The formation of a regional gas environment in the entire volume of rocks from the bottom of the Jurassic sediments to the roof of the Cenomanian and above continues at the present time as a result of continuous generation and upward migration of gas. The Arctic gas-bearing province in the scheme of oil and gas geological zoning of the West Siberian oil and gas megaprovince is allocated on the basis of ideas about the conditions of formation and spatial placement of hydrocarbon deposits.
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