The long term denudation chronology of the East Greenland margin (north of 72 degrees) : the role of the margin as an analogue for exploration beyond the North Sea

Dataset description

On plate reconstructions, the east Greenland margin lies adjacent to a little explored yet potentially major oil province in the north Atlantic. Exhumed giant to supergiant hydrocarbon traps occur on this margin north of 720 degrees and can be studied on the surface as analogues of the offshore basins. Given that these are exhumed traps, the long-term denudation chronology is pivotal for understanding the processes involved in their formation and subsequent evolution. This project will produce new thermochronology (fission track analysis) and geophysical (thermal conductivity) data suites. These will be used to quantify the long-term denudation chronology of the east Greenland margin. By integrating this new work with ongoing structural and Sedimentology studies, a sound geological framework will be developed for future hydrocarbon exploration in the northern North Sea.

Further information

For more information please contact:


Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276


Dataset details

Author(s) Gallagher, Dr K
Principal Investigator(s) Gallagher, Dr K
Dept of Earth Sciences
Imperial College London
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format Not available
Storage format Not available
Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '2000-11-01 00:00:00'} Before 1st November 2000
End of capture {ts '2000-11-01 00:00:00'} Before November 2000
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Latitude and Longitudes on undefined datum and spheroid []
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 82
East boundary  : -10
South boundary : 72
West boundary  : -26
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 21st September 2016
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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