Comprehensive approach in definition of the oil and gas exploration objects priority


  • Anton Mychak Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth Institute of Geological Science National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Anastasiia Shybetska Schlumberger Services Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine



prospective structures, exploration works, case studies, comprehensive approach, remote sensing, seismic survey


JSC “Ukrnafta” is the main oil producing company which carries out explorative drilling in the Dnipro-Donetsk’s and PreCarpathian basins. The decrease in number of seismic studies negatively affects discovery of new potential hydrocarbon bearing structures. Reliability and productivity of seismic surveys influences productivity of explorative drillings. The article analyzes the results of seismic surveys, data from case studies and geochemical surveys to predict the oil and gas prospective areas in the Dnipro-Donetsk basin, as well as their complexation. It is shown that need to use alternative methods of exploration has objectively been increasing, in particular – use of remote methods for determining the presence of hydrocarbons (using space images). To create predictive geological structural models based on a selected set of studies are widely used modern software products for reserves and resources estimation with statistical probabilistic approaches and associated risk computation functionalities. Comprehensive study of results carried out in previous years, utilization of modern methods and software for data analysis enables to define directions of geological exploration works for the following years in order to raise its efficiency and strengthen the reserves base.


Annual report of Naftogaz of Ukraine (Including affiliates) retrieved from

Bagriy I.D., Gladun V.V., Gozhik P.F., Krupsky B.L., Klochko V.P., Pochtarenko V.I., Benko V.M., Znamenska T.O., Dubosarsky V.R., Lihman V.M., Chostak T.A. (2007). Potential Oil and Gas Fields in Ukraina: Prediction of Potential Oil and Gas Fields in Dneeper-Donetsk Gas and Oil Area with the Implementation of the Integrated Set of Untraditional Near-Surface Research Methods. NAS of Ukraine, Institute of Geological science, Naftogaz of Ukraine. Kyiv. (in Ukrainian)

Bagriy I.D., Karpenko O.M., Dubosarskyi V.R. (2016). Geological, structural, thermo-atmogeochemical technologies for forecasting, prospecting and exploration of hydrocarbon deposits. Manual. NAS of Ukraine, Institute of geological science, Geological institute of National Taras Shevchenko University. Kyiv. (in Ukrainian)

Gas Objects of OJSC“ Ukrnafta ”for 2008 and Beyond,” Kyiv, TSGTD of OJSC “Ukrnafta” (2008) (in Ukrainian)

Goshovsky S.V, Lukin O.Y., Prigarina T.M., Demianenko I.I., Polishchuk M. B. (2007). Oil and gas potential of the Dnieper-Donets Basin and the strategy of development of exploration in the region. Zb. nauk. pr. Ukr. Derzg., № 2, 16-21. (in Ukrainian)

Interactive map of prospects of Ukraine. Retrieved from

Okrepka T.S., Sokolova L.V., Skuratovska O. V., Shevshenko M.V., Muzychko I.I., Osadchuk L., Muromtseva O., Kolesova O., Tkachenko O. (2016). Comprehensive Study of the Results of Geological Exploration Work for 2015 and Determination of Priority Oil and Gas Objects of PJSC“ Ukrnafta ”for 2016 and Beyond. Kyiv. PJSC “Ukrnafta”. (in Ukrainian)

Pererva V.M., Arkhipov A.I., Busel G.F., Okripky R.M. (1998). Improving the efficiency of oil and gas exploration works. Naftova i gazova promyslovist, № 1. 6-10. (in Ukrainian)

Pererva V.M., Lyalko V.I., Arkhipov A.I., Busel G.F. (1995). Direct search of oil and gas reserves by remote methods (preliminary experience, prospects). Preprint CASRE of NASU. (in Russian)

Shybetska T.I., Okrepka T.S., Kardaeva V.I., Sokolova L.V., Shevchenko M.B., Ivanuliak A. M., Skuratovska O. V. (2008). Comprehensive Study of the Results of Geological Exploration Work for 2007 and Determination of Priority Oil and Gas Exploration objects PJSC Ukrnafta for 2008 and beyond. Kyiv. CGTR PJSC “Ukrnafta”. (in Ukrainian)

Tovstyuk Z M. (1987) Forecast of local structures in remote airborne and space studies in the Dnieper-Donetsk Basin. (Unpublished candidate thesis). Kyiv department of the Institute of Geology and Fossil Fuels Development, Kyiv. (in Russian)






Earth observation data applications: Challenges and tasks