East Greenland and Mid-Norway
East Greenland forms part of the western margin of the North Atlantic Rift system. Its onshore geology is closely comparable to the geology of offshore Mid-Norway, the northern North Sea and the Faroe-Shetland region. Excellent exposures of Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic strata provide direct analogues for the adjacent offshore basins within the North Atlantic rift, which contain important hydrocarbon resources and are of increasing importance for CO2 storage in saline aquifers.
Map of Region
CASP has carried out multiple field seasons in East Greenland since 1990, in the region between 68° and 77°N, focusing on the Mesozoic to Cenozoic succession. The results of this work are to be found in more than 170 reports which cover all aspects of basin development and their petroleum systems. Extensive provenance work has provided important insights into sediment routing into these basins. Integrated palaeontological studies have significantly improved our biostratigraphic framework through the Jurassic to Late Cretaceous and have refined dating constraints through the Mid to Late Triassic succession. Understanding the structural evolution of East Greenland has also required investigation of the Palaeozoic succession. CASP’s knowledge base, including over 17,000 rock and palaeontological samples collected throughout the East Greenland succession, form a valuable resource for ongoing and future research addressing energy transition topics, including critical minerals.
Most Recent Reports
- Permian Source Rock Study II: Palynology of the Ravnefjeld Formation and overlying mudstones CASP.EGS.GNP.PSRS2018-19.174
- Permian Source Rock Study II: Geochemistry of the Ravnefjeld Formation and overlying mudstones CASP.EGS.GNP.PSRS2018-19.173
- Permian Source Rock Study: Geochemistry of the Ravnefjeld Formation and overlying mudstones CASP.EGS.GNP.PSRS.172
- Permian source rock study: Sedimentology of the Ravnefjeld Formation and overlying mudstones CASP.EGS.GNP.PSRS.171
- Mid Jurassic to Early Cretaceous review – Part 7: Traill Ø and Geographical Society Ø CASP.EGS.GNP2014-16.163