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Knutsen S.M.,Nunaoil AS | Arendt N.P.,Nunaoil AS | Stilling J.,Nunaoil AS | Runge M.K.,Nunaoil AS | Brandt M.P.,Nunaoil AS
74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources | Year: 2012

The offshore West Greenland is tentatively categorized into four structural provinces from S to N: Cape Farewell, Nuuk West, Disko West and Baffin Bay. The delineation of the provinces are based on differences in post rift evolution, mainly timing and nature of i) structuring, some areas dominated by extension while other being influenced by transpression / transtension, ii) uplift / subsidence, possible exhumation and especially Neogene sediment input, and iii) volcanic / magmatic activity. The variations in geologic post rift histories suggest that different play factors should be sought mitigated in this early exploration phase in Greenland. Caution is suggested for the use of analogues and play evaluations across the provinces without adjusting for the tectonic and structural differences.


Knutsen S.-M.,Nunaoil AS | Arendt N.P.,Nunaoil AS | Runge M.K.,Nunaoil AS | Runge M.K.,Noreco Oil Denmark AS | And 2 more authors.
First Break | Year: 2012

A proposed subdivision of offshore West Greenland into four provinces is presented on the basis of regional variations in geological development, especially during the Cainozoic. The four provinces are from north to south: Baffin Bay, Disko West, Nuuk West, and Cape Farewell. In these provinces, play factors such as the petroleum-charge system, reservoir-seal system, and trap type must be viewed in close relation to two key processes: the influence of volcanic activity during the Palaeogene and Cainozoic exhumation. Caution is advised in using analogues and play evaluations across provinces without adjusting for key differences in geological evolution. © 2012 EAGE.

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