Late paleogene submarine fans in Baffin bay and North-West Greenland

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Results from seismic mapping on the NW Greenland margin and Baffin Bay demonstrates the presence of submarine fan lobes formed in elongate graben and rift basins. Fan deposition commenced during late Eocene and possibly into Oligocene, presumably as a consequence of major tectonic activity in the source region, linked to the Eurekan Orogeny. The largest of the fan lobes extends for more than 300 km through the Melville Bay Graben and attains thickness up to about 1.3 km below the main boundary fault. Seismic geometries displaying elements of channels and central mounds, points to sand transport through the graben axis and hence a strong potential for reservoir development. On the Greenland shelf margin the lobes are generally located at burial depths between 1.5 and 4 km favorable for petroleum maturation and exploration.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012
UndertitelResponsibly Securing Natural Resources
ForlagEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
Sider1799-1803
Antal sider5
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781629937908
StatusUdgivet - 2012
Begivenhed74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources - Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 4 jun. 20127 jun. 2012

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Navn74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources

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Konference74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources
Land/OmrådeDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode4/06/127/06/12

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  • Programområde 3: Energiressourcer

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