Barents Shelf Provenance Project 2017-2019
Statistical analysis of the CASP Barents Shelf provenance dataset indicates that sediment maturity prior to burial diagenesis exerts by far the most significant control on resultant sandstone reservoir quality. This project tests this conclusion and helps improve models for reservoir presence and quality by investigating the relative importance of various source-to-sink factors on sediment maturity in the Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic Realgrunnen Subgroup and late Palaeozoic successions of the Barents Shelf. This will be achieved through a combined field and analytical programme of research.
- An investigation of the provenance of the Realgrunnen Subgroup to help define the number and scale of systems delivering sand onto the shelf.
- A study of the relative importance of the effects of source-to-sink factors and recurrent late Palaeozoic unconformity development on sandstone reservoir properties.
- A review of the crystalline basement to improve terrane models and the framework for the interpretation of sandstone provenance studies.
- A source rock study of Hopen and Edgeøya well materials so that the petroleum potential of the northern Barents Shelf may be assessed.
- A refinement of Triassic sand dispersal patterns by further field and sedimentary provenance investigations.
Project length: 24 months from December 2017.
Contact(s): Michael Flowerdew
Reports Issued in This Project
- Late Carboniferous to Early Permian reservoir development on the Stappen High: New insight from field and photogrammetric surveys of Bjørnøya CASP.BPP2017-19.23
- Geological history of Bjørnøya through virtual outcrop models CASP.BPP2017-19.22
- A sediment provenance study from the Salina well (7220/10-1) CASP.BPP2017-19.21
- Stratigraphy, palynology and Vitrinite reflectance of the 7625/5-1 (Hopen-2) well and implications for hydrocarbon plays in Barents Sea North CASP.BPP2017-19.20
- A sedimentary provenance study of the Alta Discovery Wells 7220/11-1 and 7220/11-2A CASP.BPP2017-19.19
- Mudrock Seals in CO2 Storage Systems Thematic Research
- Bunter Sandstone Storage Complex Thematic Research
- A palynozonation of the Bunter Sandstone CO2 storage complex: onshore analogue study (CASP.BSSC.1)
- Palynostratigraphy of the Bunter Sandstone CO2 storage complex in the Southern North Sea (CASP.BSSC.2)
- Cyclostratigraphy of the Early to Middle Triassic of the Southern North Sea (CASP.BSSC.3)
- Reservoir composition and diagenesis (CASP.BSSC.4)
- Controls on Bunter Sandstone composition (CASP.BSSC.5)
- Middle Triassic seals – onshore analogue study (CASP.BSSC.6)
- Middle Triassic seals – UK and Dutch offshore wells study (CASP.BSSC.7)
- Reactions and Flow of CO2 Fluid in Compositionally Immature Sandstones Thematic Research
- The Impact of Volcaniclastic Rocks on CO2 Storage Thematic Research
- Data Packages
- Geological Collections and Data