Study of a Palaeogene intrabasaltic sedimentary unit in southern East Greenland: from 3-D photogeology to micropetrography

Authors

  • Henrik Vosgerau Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Pierpaolo Guarnieri Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Rikke Weibel Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Michael Larsen DONG Energy A/S, Agern Alle 24–26, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark
  • Cliona Dennehy Chevron Upsteams Europe, Chevron North Sea Ltd., Chevron House, Hill of Rubislaw, Aberdeen AB15 6XL, UK
  • Erik V. Sørensen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Christian Knudsen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v20.4984

Abstract

Establishment of robust reservoir models and estimates of subsurface hydrocarbon volumes in relatively unknown subsurface settings can be improved by using data from field analogues. The discovery of the Rosebank oilfield in the Faroe–Shetland Basin showed that intrabasaltic sandstones can form important hydrocarbon reservoirs in volcanic basins (Helland-Hansen 2009). The Sødalen region in southern East Greenland (Fig. 1) forms an excellent field analogue to the Rosebank oilfield where contemporaneous Palaeogene sediments interbedded with lava units can be studied and sampled (Larsen et al. 1999). In this area many of the exposures are located along steep, inaccessible cliffs with excellent exposures that are ideal for 3-D photogeological studies based on digital high-resolution photographs taken from a helicopter.

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Published

2010-07-07

How to Cite

Vosgerau, H., Guarnieri, P., Weibel, R., Larsen, M., Dennehy, C., Sørensen, E. V., & Knudsen, C. . (2010). Study of a Palaeogene intrabasaltic sedimentary unit in southern East Greenland: from 3-D photogeology to micropetrography. GEUS Bulletin, 20, 75–78. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v20.4984

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RESEARCH ARTICLE | SHORT

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