Seafloor Sampling
  • To recover in situ sediments for seismic tie in areas with no well
  • To sample seep localities for identification and characterization of active petroleum systems
  • To improve geological understanding of frontier basins

Our work areas are in the NE and NW Atlantic conjugate margins with focus on licensing blocks and important areas for future development.  Seabed sampling results are important to improve licensing applications and constrain basin models, and increase success in efforts in exploration for oil and gas in frontier basins.

Seep structures are tested for hydrocarbon using samples collected with a gravity core and annalyzed with two geochemical (APT and AGI) and one microbial (MPOG) methods.  Stratigraphic samples collected with a gravity corer and a dredge are tested for source and reservoir rock properties, and the dated samples are placed into a lithostratigraphic pseudowell.

Barents Sea Repro   NEW

Calibration of database acquired in 2014 (BSS14) and development of workflow for improved identification of hydrocarbon phase and ranking of exploration targets in undrilled areas.

Barents Sea

Exciting results from Hoop and Barents SE areas

Results are highly relevant for constraining current geological models, in terms of hydrocarbon prospectivity.

Jan Mayen Ridge

New seabed samples reveal active Jurassic oil seeps and Mesozoic sedimentary sequences on the Jan Mayen Ridge.

Seismic tie to pseudo-well. Relevant for sub-basalt exploration on the Norwegian margin.

Vøring Transform Margin

First pre-breakup seafloor samples from the outer Vøring Basin.

Seismic tie and pseudo-well of Cretaceous and Paleogene sequences.

East Greenland

First oil samples from the NE Greenland Shelf.

Unique data points to calibrate Paleogene and Mesozoic seismic sequences and basin models.

Baffin Bay

First oil seep and pre-Tertiary stratigraphic samples from the Melville Bay.

Unique data points to calibrate seismic interpretation and basin models.

Labrador Sea

Hydrocarbon anomalies above DHIs and deep structures.

Heatflow and thermal conductivity measurements.