[2]  One of the most widely known manifestations of recent tectonic activity in the northwestern Caucasus is mud volcanism, which is a function of active development of deep gravitation (clayey diapir) folds in the orogenic foreland. This paper makes an effort to consider mud volcanism of northwestern Caucasus with the use of data as complete as possible from the authors' viewpoint including data on the water areas of adjacent seas and available data on ancient mud volcanoes. Some steps are made to estimate the role of mud volcanoes and clayey diapir formations as one of the features of oil and gas existence.


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