The Arctic region must be the world’s largest storehouse of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, and the vast Siberian region, both “on land” and “off shore” must be considered with envy by the free-world’s geologists for its oil and gas potential. It is here estimated that the off shore continental shelf of U.S.S.R. Siberia contains a reserve of 200 billion barrels of oil and 500 trillion cut. ft. of gas. These very approximate figures come from meager data obtained from the literature on oil and gas discoveries in the Siberian Arctic, the basin location of these discoveries, and the projection of the petroliferous basins off shore to the continental shelf.
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Eardley, A. J.
"Oil and Gas Reserves in the Siberian Shelf,"
UMR Journal -- V. H. McNutt Colloquium Series: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/umr-journal/vol2/iss1/8