Promising Geothermal Zones in the Territory of Russia

Lukashov Andrey1,

1Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia Moscow


Abstract. The article is an interview of Kirill Degtyarev, the deputy chief editor of the journal, with Andrey A. Lukashov, a chair professor of Department of Geomorphology and Paleogeography in Geographical Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, professor emeritus of Lomonosov MSU, Dr. habil. of geographical sciences. The point is potentially interesting regions of Russia referring to exploitation of geothermal resources. Besides the well known Caucasus and Kamchatka, A.A. Lukashov focuses on the several zones with higher geothermal heat flow, including North-East of Siberia, Baykal Rift, South of Western Siberia, Polar Urals, and Leningrad region, noting also, that combined use of the geothermal and other local energy sources on these areas is possible in a number of situations. He also touches the issue of interconnection between geothermal flows and hydrocarbon fields.

Keywords: geothermal energy, energy sources, tectonics, Mom graben, Magadan region, Baykal Rift, Western Siberia, Polar Urals, Leningrad region.