S.P. Maksimov's scientific contributions

Publications (12)

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A number of regional overthrust zones in the USSR and other regions of the world are considered for their oil and gas-bearing potential. It is argued that the most promising are overthrust rocks situated betwen the main overthrust planes as well as the natural reservoirs formed in the post-thrust phase. New tasks for regional geophysical exploratio...
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The problem of utilizing lithospheric plate tectonics for petroleum exploration is considered. The plate tectonic principle of petroleum prediction and exploration is based on the organic theory of oil and gas origin, tectonic, geochemical, paleogeographic and other preconditions of petroleum potential. Some conclusions drawn from plate tectonics a...
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Two oil- and gas basins, the North Cuban and the Central Cuban, have been discovered in Cuba and the nearby offshore areas. The North Cuban basin developed as a result of a complete cycle of inter-plate geodynamic evolution (divergence-convergence-isostatic adjustment of the plates), and the South Cuban basin formed during the phase of convergence...
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Hydrogen accumulations with high contents of H//2S can serve also as sources of elementary sulfur. The available data from various deposits indicate that the isotope composition of sulfur in H//2S of hydrocarbon deposits substantially enriched with **3**4S is due to particular genetic conditions caused by chemical reduction of sulfates of the evapo...
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Areas promising for petroleum and gas occupy 70% of the territory of Turkmenia. Exploration is carried on in the Amu-Darya and West Turkmenian regions. The state of exploration is fairly poor. The geologically promising areas are identified and suggestions for drilling are made.
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Based on isotopic data, together with a complex of geological and geochemical data, it is concluded that sour gases of the Astrakhan arch are a result of the action of elevated formation temperatures (over 100 degree C) on aquiferous carbonate and sulfate complexes. Extremely high concentrations of H//2S and CO//2 in the gas of Astrakhan deposit ar...
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Objectives and problems of geochemical investigations and their principal trends during exploration for oil and gas are examined. These trends include an estimate of the potential reserves of hydrocarbons in petroleum-bearing basins and a forecast of the qualitative composition of the phase state of the hydrocarbon accumulations. Theoretical premis...
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A study of the regularities of oil and gas distribution in a number of regions of the USSR and throughout the world shows that processes of oil and gas formation are characterized by a certain cyclicity. Cycles are grouped in larger megacycles united by a single stage of tectogenesis, during which similar climatic conditions and a specific composit...
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Two petroliferous (the North and Central Cuban) and two likely oil and gas-bearing (the West and East Cuban) basins are singled out in Cuba and its offshore zone. The first of them (outer basin) is tectonically connected with the southern slope of the Bahaman platform, the miogeosyncline, and the edge trough superimposed on them. The other three (i...

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... They are formed at deep-water with organic-rich carbonate mudstones (Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous age). Geochemical analyses and sample interpretations confirm the oil and gas potential of this group of rocks (Maksimov et al., 1986;Lopez-Quintero et al., 1994;Lopez-Rivera et al., 2003aMoretti et al., 2003aMoretti et al., , 2003bLópez-Rivera and López-Quintero, 2004;Magnier et al., 2004;Domínguez and López-Quintero, 2005 (Blanco, 1999). The vertical dimension is not to scale. ...