ESAA Project 18151088

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

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.

Author(s) :
Gallagher, Dr K

Keywords :
Earth surface, Tectonics

Principal Investigator :
Gallagher, Dr K
Dept of Earth Sciences
Imperial College London

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