Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research AS
Research and consulting company
- VBPR founded in 1999, and based in Oslo, Norway
- Collaborate with largest Multi-Client Seismic provider TGS
- Cooperate with leading service companies and academic institutions worldwide.
- Multi-Client projects sold to more than 40 oil companies
- Co-owner of extensive Multi-Client P-Cable database in the Barents and Norwegian seas
- Integrated seismic, gravity, and magnetic (SGM) interpretation
Seafloor sampling to identify and characterize petroleum systems
Seismic volcano stratigraphy and petroleum implications
In-depth studies of the margins along the north Atlantic and Arctic oceans, and extensive field work in volcanic basins world-wide, e.g. South Africa, India, Australia, Siberia, Argentina and Brazil
News and Events
11 blocks in the Slørebotn area south of Ormen Lange. VBPR is proposing a project on Neogene and Quaternary geology, prospectivity, and geo-hazards (NQ21). Focus areas/framework to be agreed with participants.
Please contact us for more info on available studies/consultancy relevant to the 25R areas.
Faye Walker (VBPR) has published a fascinating paper in GEOLOGY where she dives into the ancient vulcano Erlend north of Shetland.
Here the first high-resolution threedimensional reconstruction of an ancient volcanic plumbing system as a large laccolithic complex is presented. The results reveal for the first time the entire multicomponent plumbing system within a large ancient shield volcano.
GEONOVA has establish conferense headquarter in the main meeting room at "Høienhald", the new office building of VBPR.
All credit to Ingvild/Halfdan and the GEONOVA team for the smooth and professional operation.
Special greetings from the VBPR team to Ingvild on her birthday today (14/10)
Latest Projects and Products
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.
P-Cable 2D/3D - HR20
With the astonishing high-resolution P-Cable 3D seismic on Wisting (2016) as reference, operators are preparing for more high-resolution acquisition over shallow target prospects/discoveries. Spare acquisition capacity can be utilized to expand the existing MC P-Cable coverage in the Barents and the Norwegian Sea, preferably over prospects in APA-terrains. Companies are invited to nominate survey areas (strict confidentiality guaranteed).