Vøring Transform Margin Sampling

Edited by Sverre Planke, Ellen Eckhoff, and Reidun Myklebust.

VBPR and TGS-NOPEC completed a successful seafloor sampling project on the Vøring Transform Margin in 2000. The first in situ samples of pre-breakup-age sedimentary rocks from this basin province were recovered and the samples were extensively studied and analyzed. The samples have been tied to reprocessed seismic data and provide important information about the paleoenvironment, basin development and petroleum systems of the outer Vøring and Møre basins.

VTMS00 and other VBPR/TGS sampling sites on reconstructed map at breakup time 55 Ma
(map after Trulsvik et al. 2012).



Executive Summary



Explanatory Notes


Discussion and Conclusions




The VTMS00 report is integrated in the "North Atlantic Margin Sampling 2018" project (NAMS18) currently in progress.


  • Tertiary and Mesozoic sedimentary rocks recovered in 11 cores and 2 dredges
  • Heat flow measured at 14 stations

Analysis Program

  • Sedimentology
  • Biostratigraphy
  • Inorganic geochemistry and petrology
  • Organic geochemistry.
  • Seismic processing