The Russian part of the Barents Shelf has huge potential as a future hydrocarbon province. Palaeozoic plays equivalent to those in the Timan-Pechora province characterise the southern part of the Barents Shelf. To the north, substantial finds have been made in Mesozoic reservoirs on structural highs. These include one of the worldâ€™s largest gas fields Shtokmanovskoye, which remains to be developed. Many areas of the Eastern Barents Shelf are still poorly explored.