Shale gas investigations in Denmark: Lower Palaeozoic shales on Bornholm

Authors

  • Niels Hemmingsen Schovsbo Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Arne Thorshøj Nielsen Natural History Museum of Denmark, Øster Voldgade 5–7, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Kurt Klitten Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Anders Mathiesen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Per Rasmussen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v23.4794

Abstract

The Cambrian to Lower Silurian succession in Denmark is mostly composed of organic-rich black shales that were deposited in an epicontinental sea during a period of high global sea level (Haq & Schutter 2008). The mid-Cambrian to early Ordovician Alum Shale was intensively studied in the 1980s for its source-rock properties (e.g. Buchardt et al. 1986). Recent attention has focused on its potential as an unconventional shale gas source (Energistyrelsen 2010). On southern Bornholm, many wells have been drilled through the Lower Palaeozoic succession because of its importance for groundwater exploitation. In western Denmark, only the deep exploration wells Slagelse-1 and Terne-1 have penetrated the Alum Shale, and knowledge of the unit west of Bornholm is thus very limited (Fig. 1).

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Published

2011-07-15

How to Cite

Hemmingsen Schovsbo, N., Thorshøj Nielsen, A., Klitten, K., Mathiesen, A., & Rasmussen, P. (2011). Shale gas investigations in Denmark: Lower Palaeozoic shales on Bornholm. GEUS Bulletin, 23, 9–12. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v23.4794

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