The oil industry requires more and better information on the deeper parts of the continental shelf. NGU is also increasingly involved in the mapping of the sea bed and potential sea-bed slide hazards on the shelf.
The oil industry is continually looking for new and more detailed information on the continental shelf and particularly on the deeper and more distal parts of the shelf in the Norwegian Sea, as well as in the shallower Barents Sea. Such newly discovered knowledge is invaluable in re-assessing key processes such as Tertiary and Recent uplift, the depositional and structural evolution of sedimentary basins, and the thermal history of thick basinal and deltaic accumulations through geological time.
By integrating the various geophysical methods, i.e., seismic reflection interpretations, gravimetric data, magnetism, petrophysical measurements and heat flow, we can then provide the petroleum industry with the requisite information for assisting in targeting the most favourable parts of the shelf for potential new discoveries of oil and gas deposits.
Published: 04. January 2008