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Barents Sea – Middle to Upper Permian plays

Barents Sea - Middle to Upper Permian plays

Group/Formation Age Area Reservoir rock Depositional environment Trap Source rock Critical factors Examples of discoveries Examples exploration wells
bpm,pu-4 (unconfirmed) Bjarmeland Group with Ulv, Polarrev and Isbjørn Formations, Tempelfjorden Group with Røye Formation. Sakmarian-Artinskian Finnmark Platform Limestones and dolomites Marine, temperate water Stratigraphic, but also a combination of stratigraphic and structural Lower Carboniferous coal (Billefjorden Group), Upper Permian shales (Tempelfjorden Group), Middle Triasic shales (Steinkobbe Formation). Precence of reservoir and reservoir quality. The areas has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.

bpm,pu-5 Bjarmeland Group with Ulv, Polarrev and Isbjørn Formations, Tempelfjorden Group with Røye Formation. Sakmarian-Artinskian Loppa High Limestones and dolomites Marine, temperate water Stratigraphic, but also a combination of stratigraphic and structural Lower Carboniferous coal (Billefjorden Group), Upper Permian shales (Tempelfjorden Group), Middle Triasic shales (Steinkobbe Formation). Precence of reservoir and reservoir quality. The areas has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.
bpm,pu-7 (unconfirmed) Miseryfjellet Formation Late Cisuralian-Guadalupian Stappen High Mixed silisiclastic and bioclastic strata, partly silisified Marginal to shallow marine Stratigraphic, but also a combination of stratigraphic and structural Lower Carboniferous coal and carbonaceous shales (Billefjorden Group), Lower Permian marls (Tyrellfjellet Member equivalent), Upper Permian shales (Tempelfjorden Group) Precence of reservoir and reservoir quality. The areas has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.

bpu-4 (unconfirmed) Tempelfjorden Group with Røye Formation. Late Cisuralian-Guadalupian Finnmark Platform Silisified carbonates, sandstones and spiculites Marine, temperate water Stratigraphic, but also a combination of stratigraphic and structural Lower Carboniferous coal and carbonaceous shales (Billefjorden Group), Lower Permian marls (Tyrellfjellet Member equivalent), Upper Permian shales (Tempelfjorden Group) Precence of reservoir and reservoir quality. The areas has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults and Cenozoic uplift and erosion.