NGU is participating actively in research directed towards the oil and gas industry. Keywords are sequestration of CO2, gas hydrates as a geohazard and a georesource, and the needs of the petroleum industry for a more detailed knowledge of the deeper parts of the continental shelf.
- Since 1998 we have participated actively in investigating the potential for storage of CO2 in bedrock in Norway or in formations beneath the sea bottom.
- Gas hydrates can influence sea-bed stability, ecology on the sea bed and climate, whilst at the same time they are considered to represent a geological resource on account of their high content of methane.
- The petroleum industry is constantly seeking more and better information on the deeper parts of the continental shelf, as an aid to understanding fundamental processes such as uplift, basin formation and the thermal history of basins through geological time. This knowledge is essential for defining the most promising areas for eventual discoveries of new petroleum fields. Such information comes to light by integrating seismic interpretations with data on gravity, magnetism, heat flow and petrophysics.
Published: 27. November 2009