Vøring Transform Margin Sampling Project

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.

Highlights

  • 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

 

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Maps showing the location of the sampling area on the Vøring Transform margin.


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GRS99-105 Profile.


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GRS99-106 Profile.
 

CONTENTS


Executive Summary

Introduction

Operations

Explanatory Notes

Results

Discussion and Conclusions

References

Appendices