The main purpose of the work is evaluation of the potential of oil source rocks of the Domanik age in the Volga-Ural and Timan-Pechora oil and gas provinces as a unconventional hydrocarbon source on the basis of generalization of the materials of earlier completed and new standard and special core studies. The maps of the content and maturity of organic matter were built, the lithological composition of the Domanik horizon was evaluated, and the comparative evaluation of the domanikite parameters at the commercially developed fields of the USA and Canada was performed.

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