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Russian Geology and Geophysics

2009 year, number 11

Groundwater geology of the western Siberian craton (implications for petroleum exploration)

M.B. Bukaty
Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Tomsk Filial, 3 Akademicheskii prosp., Tomsk, 634055, Russia
Keywords: geology; groundwater; groundwater unit; reservoir; aquifer; groundwater stratigraphy
Pages: 930-942


According to the suggested model of groundwater stratigraphy obtained on the basis of geological and groundwater data, the sedimentary cover of the western Siberian craton includes the suprasalt, salt, and subsalt groundwater units subdivided into regional and subregional reservoirs. It has been found reasonable to carry out special groundwater studies, either before or concurrently with petroleum exploration, in order to ensure supply of drinking, household, and technological waters to meet the demand of oil and gas production and to make groundwater available for oil-well pressure maintaining systems and for underground burial of waste waters.