The Rødryggen-1 and Brorson Halvø-1 fully cored boreholes (Upper Jurassic – Lower Cretaceous), Wollaston Forland, North-East Greenland – an introduction

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Two fully cored boreholes, the Rødryggen-1 and the Brorson Halvø-1, were drilled in Wollaston Forland, North-East Greenland, in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The objective was to test the stratigraphic development of the Upper Jurassic – Lower Cretaceous mud-dominated succession in two different settings within the same fault block of a developing half-graben: centrally (Rødryggen-1 borehole) and near the uplifted crest of the rotating fault block (Brorson Halvø-1 borehole). The drilled deposits are equivalent to the principal petroleum source-rock sequence of the petroliferous basins of North-West Europe, Siberia, and basins off eastern Canada and provide a new record of an important phase of marine deoxygenation in the proto-North Atlantic region.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8350
Number of pages8
JournalGEUS Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2023


  • biostratigraphy
  • geochemistry
  • sedimentology
  • stratigraphic boreholes
  • technical data

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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