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Barents Sea – Paleocene and Supra Paleocene plays

Barents Sea - Paleocene and Supra Paleocene plays

Group/Formation Age Area Reservoir rock Depositional environment Trap Source rock Critical factors Examples of discoveries Examples exploration wells
bpc-1 (unconfirmed) Sotbakken Group with Torsk Formation Danian-Chattian Harstad Basin Sandstone Deltaic and shallow marine, submarine fan deposites Rotated fault blocks. Stratigraphic pich-out. Late Jurassic and Cretaceous shale Presence of reservoir rock. The area has been affected by tilting, reactisvation of faults and Cenozoic uplift and erosion

beo-1 Sotbakken Group with Torsk Formation Ypresian-Priabonian Sørvestsnaget Basin, Hornsund Fault Complex and Vestbakken volcanitic province Sandstone Shallow marine to moderately deep marine Rotated fault blocks. Stratigraphic pich-out. Cretaceous shale The area has been affected by tilting, reactivation of faults, and Cenozoic uplift and erosion