East Greenland Sampling

The sampling of the NE Greenland margin was carried out in three successful cruises (EGS11, EGS12 and EGS16) that complement each other. Sampling in 2011 by TGS and VBPR covered the northern part of the 2012/13 licensing area, the outer highs, and the East Greenland Ridge. Sampling in 2011 by TGS, VBPR, and Nunaoil covered the Danmarkshavn and Thetis basins, outer highs, and the East Greenland Ridge. The EGS11 and EGS12 cruise reports document for the first time an active hydrocarbon system in the area, and provide stratigraphic ties to seismic reflection profiles.

The exciting results of the cruises add important information on the stratigraphy, geochemistry and hydrocarbon potential of the NE Greenland Basins. The results are highly relevant for constraining current geological models, in terms of hydrocarbon prospectivity and basin stratigraphy in the western Barents Sea (24th round blocks) and for future Greenland licensing round.

The three EGS reports are sold separately. EGS11 and EGS12 are available for immediate delivery, while EGS16 will be ready for delivery in March 2017. The Geophysical Atlas of the East Greenland Basins is a separate product that is also relevant to hydrocarbon exploration in the area.

East Greenland Sampling Project 2016

Edited by Stephane Polteau, Adriano Mazzini and Sverre Planke.

Fourty sampling locations targeting key structures and potential hydrocarbon seeps in Block 3 on the NE Greenland shelf:

  • 40 gravity cores
  • Stratigraphic tie to seismic in the northwestern corner of Block 3
  • Standard (APT), Amplified (AGI) and Microbial (MPOG) seep analyses identified maturity and age of the oil
  • Source and reservoir rock evaluation and age determination

East Greenland Sampling Project 2012

Edited by Stephane Polteau, Adriano Mazzini, and Sverre Planke.

Ninety-four sampling locations targeted key structures and potential hydrocarbon seeps on the NE Greenland shelf:

  • 87 gravity cores and 7 dredges
  • Pseudo-well and stratigraphic tie to seismic in the southern Danmarkshavn Basin and outer Thetis Basin
  • Standard (APT) and amplified (Gore) seep analyses identified maturity and age of the oil
  • Source and reservoir rock evaluation, and age determination

East Greenland Sampling Project 2011

Edited by Stephane Polteau, Adriano Mazzini, Mikal Trulsvik, and Sverre Planke.

Forty-six sampling locations targeted key structures and potential hydrocarbon seeps on the NE Greenland shelf:

  • 37 gravity cores and 9 dredges were recovered
  • Pseudo-wells and stratigraphic tie to seismic in the northern Danmarkshavn Basin and in the outer Thetis Basin
  • Active hydrocarbon seeps have been identified and biomarkers provide age of source
  • Source and reservoir rock evaluation, and age determination

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Map showing EGS11, EGS12 and EGS16 sampling sites.


 ESS12-Sermilik II during the EGS12 survey

 Sermilik II during the EGS12 survey.


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EGS11 transit in freezing conditions.


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Ice braker for EGS16 operations

CONTENTS


Executive Summary

Introduction

  • Background and Aims
  • Presentation of Results
  • Geological Framework

Operations

  • Overview
  • M/V Sermilik II
  • Coring Sites
  • Deployment and Recovery Procedures
  • Summary

Explanatory Notes

  • Navigation and Depth
  • Sample Handling
  • Sample Description
  • Geochemistry
  • Biostratigraphy

Results

  • Sedimentology
  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Biostratigraphy

Summary and Conclusions

References

Appendices

  • Core and DredgeDescriptions
  • ScopeofWork
  • Original Lab Reports