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Barents Sea – Carboniferous to Permian plays

Barents Sea - Carboniferous to Permian plays

Group/Formation Age Area Reservoir rock Depositional environment Trap Source rock Critical factors Examples of discoveries Examples exploration wells
bcu,pl-3 (unconfirmed) Gipsdalen Group with Falk and Ørn Formations Late Bashkirian-Late Sakmarian Finnmark Platform Limestones and dolomites Carbonate buildups in shallow marine, warm water Stratigraphic, but a combination of stratigraphic and structural cannot be excluded Upper Devonian-Lower Carboniferous shales, Lower Carboniferous coal (Billefjorden Group), Upper Permian shales (Tempelfjorden Group), Middle Triassic shales (Steinkobbe Formation). Presence of mature source rock. Reservoir quality. The area has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults, and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.

bcu,pl-4 Gipsdalen Group with Falk and Ørn Formations Late Bashkirian-Late Sakmarian Loppa High and Polheim Sub-platform Limestones and dolomites Carbonate buildups in shallow marine, warm water Stratigraphic, but a combination of stratigraphic and structural cannot be excluded Lower Carboniferous coal (Billefjorden Group) and Upper Permian shales (Tempelfjorden Group). Presence of mature source rock. Reservoir quality. The area has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults, and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.
bcu,pp-4 (unconfirmed) Gipsdalen Group with Falk and Ugle Formations Late Bashkirian-Late Sakmarian Finnmark Platform Sandstone Mostly marginal to shallow marine, alluvial and fluvial inputs in the Carboniferous Mostly marginal to shallow marine, alluvial and fluvial inputs in the Carboniferous Upper Devonian-Lower Carboniferous shales, Lower Carboniferous coal (Billefjorden Group), Upper Permian shales (Tempelfjorden Group). Presence of mature source rock. Reservoir quality. The area has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults, and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.

Same as Bcu,pl-3


bcu,pp-5 (unconfirmed) Gipsdalen Group with Falk and Ugle Formations Late Bashkirian-Late Sakmarian Loppa High Sandstone Mostly marginal to shallow marine, alluvial and fluvial inputs in the Carboniferous Stratigraphic, but a combination of stratigraphic and structural cannot be excluded Upper Devonian-Lower Carboniferous shales, Lower Carboniferous coal (Billefjorden Group), Upper Permian shales (Tempelfjorden Group), Middle Triassic shales (Steinkobbe Formation) Presence of mature source rock. Reservoir quality. The area has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults, and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.

bcu,pp-7 (unconfirmed) Gipsdalen Group with Landnørdings-vika, Kapp Kåre, Kapp Hanna and Kapp Duner Formations Middle Bashkirian- Late Wordian Stappen High Sandstone Mostly marginal to shallow marine, alluvial and fluvial inputs in the Carboniferous Stratigraphic, but a combination of stratigraphic and structural cannot be excluded Upper Devonian-Lower Carboniferous shales, (Norhamna Member, Kapp Harry Member), Lower Permian organic marls (Kapp Dunér Formation equivalent) Presence of mature source rock. Reservoir quality. The area has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults, and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.