The genetic evolution of sedimentary basins involves basin formation, fill, and maturation of rocks and fluids within that basin.<br>The petroleum systems of Russia cover an extreme chronology from Pre-Cambrian to Recent for both source rock deposition as well as timing of petroleum emplacement. The oldest systems are driven by Riphean source rocks which matured under Vendian load and are reservoired in the ‘snowball-earth’ Vendian glacial deposits of East Siberia.<br>The evolution of these systems requires an understanding of Arctic, Tethyan, Atlantic and Pacific tectonics and their interplay.<br><br>As an example, the protracted Baltica – East Siberian craton suturing in the Uralian ruptures Paleozoic plays in West Siberia but sets up source deposition and loading in the Timan Pechora basin. The collapsed accretionary crust formed in West Siberia provides the substrate for Mesozoic deposition including the prolific Bazhenov source of the Late Jurassic. Trap formation occurs in West Siberia as a result of the far field effect of the India collision re-activating this older accretionary grain during peak petroleum generation.<br><br>This talk describes the petroleum systems of the major onshore provinces in Russia, linked to their controlling tectonic and depositional events.<br>


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