Results

The results of our research suggest that Lower Cretaceous, coarse-grained wedges in the southwestern Barents Sea (and Norwegian Sea) are point- and linear- sourced, either banked to basin margins and internal basin highs or terraces close to master faults. In addition, two main progradational margins, sourced from large continental land areas to the W-NW and E-NE, may have provided coarse-grained sediments to basinal areas in the southwestern Barents Sea. Therefore, specific evidences of the ...
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Objectives

The specific objectives are: 1. Constructing a regional geological database: the database consists of all available data in the project from the outcrop/field work information to maps generated from subsurface data. The database is built using geographic information systems (GIS) that can be used by industry and academia; 2. Defining a sequence stratigraphic framework supported by revised biostratigraphy for building a “correlative” on- and off- shore sequence and seismic stratigraphic fra...
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Motivation

Lower Cretaceous clastic wedges have been a successful play in the UK continental shelf (e.g.Moray Firth area). Only technical discoveries have been found in Post Valanginian Pre-Cenomanian units on the Norwegian North Sea Shelf and in the Norwegian Sea (see figure below). The majority of these discoveries have in addition been incidentally proven by drilling established Jurassic plays. Lack of economic discoveries is related to poor reservoir quality and insufficient trapping mechanism. On the ...
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LoCrA Project

LoCrA is a consortium managed by the University of Stavanger and the University Centre in Svalbard in cooperation with other universities to improve the knowledge of the basin configuration and fill of the Lower Cretaceous basins in the high Arctic in order to predict coarse-grained siliciclastic wedges as plays. The LoCrA project was built in close cooperation with the FORCE forum sedimentology and stratigraphy network group. For more information about the project, you can download the proposal...
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