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Barents Sea – Lower Carboniferous plays

Barents Sea - Lower Carboniferous plays

Group/Formation Age Area Reservoir rock Depositional environment Trap Source rock Critical factors Examples exploration wells
bcl-3 Billefjorden Group with Blærerot, Tettegras and Soldogg Formations Tournaisian - Viséan Finnmark Platform Sandstone and conglomerates Fluvial and alluvial, river and floodplain deposits Structural and stratigraphic Upper Devonian - Lower Carboniferous coal and carbonaceous shales (Billefjorden Group) Preservation and leakage owing to tilting, reactivation of faults and Cenozoic uplift and erosion, especially for shallow and/or truncated structures.
bcl-4 (unconfirmed) Billefjorden Group with Blærerot, Tettegras and Soldogg Formations Tournaisian - Viséan Loppa High, Polheim Sub-platform and Stappen High Sandstone and conglomerates Fluvial and alluvial, river and floodplain deposits Structural and stratigraphic Upper Devonian - Lower Carboniferous coal and carbonaceous shales (Billefjorden Group) Preservation and leakage owing to tilting, reactivation of faults and Cenozoic uplift and erosion, especially for shallow and/or truncated structures.