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21st-century Oil and Gas Industry Research and Practices: New Petro-geological Teaching

N. P. Zapivalov

Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia.

*Corresponding author: N. P. Zapivalov

Published: 26 February 2024 How to cite this paper


The theories regarding the origins of oil are still subject to debate in the scientific community. Due to the drawbacks revealed in the organic (sedimentary-migration) theory of the origin of oil, it has become even more contradictory. The author argues about the limited applicability of this theory, as accumulations of hydrocarbons are found in diverse reservoirs, such as sedimentary carbonate rocks, igneous rocks, etc. The new paradigm presented here for oilfield formation and dynamics is based on a novel approach to the oil and gas industry that aligns with 21st-century realities. It re-conceptualizes oil and gas fields as integrated dynamic fluid-rock systems, where properties and parameters can continuously change due to natural and human-induced factors, following the principles of spontaneous self-regulation. In addition to the risks and uncertainties inherent in the oil and gas industry, there is a particular focus on the careful development of oil fields and their rehabilitation and replenishment.

KEYWORDS: Genesis of oil, a living fluid-dynamic system, risks and uncertainties, rehabilitation cycles


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How to cite this paper

N. P. Zapivalov. 21st-century Oil and Gas Industry Research and Practices: New Petro-geological Teaching. OA Journal of Geology and Mining Bulletin, 2023, 2(1), 1-5.

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