Tectonic Development of the Western Margin of the Barents Sea and Adjacent Areas
Published:January 01, 1986
Fridtjof Riis, Jan Vollset, Morten Sand, 1986. "Tectonic Development of the Western Margin of the Barents Sea and Adjacent Areas", Future Petroleum Provinces of the World, Michel T. Halbouty
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Interpretation of new data from the southwestern part of the Barents Sea makes it possible to refine earlier tectonic models. Following what was probably a Devonian and Early Carboniferous rifting phase, a stable platform was developed during the Carboniferous and Permian, with a north to south trending high, to the west. The north-northeast to south-southwest Senja left-lateral fault system was active in several phases through the Cretaceous and Tertiary, up to the Oligocene. This fault system caused complex deformation in the Senja Ridge and the Bjørnøya basin.
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Future Petroleum Provinces of the World
Based on a 1984 conference, this volume is a compilation of 31 of the papers presented at that conference. These articles address the challenging questions of where the world's explorationists must search for petroleum. Potential and prospective areas discussed include: Antarctica, Circum-Arctic, Alaska, Arctic basins of Canada, Eastern Canada, Amazon, Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Atlantic margin, Arabia, Mozambique, Ghana, Australia, northwestern China, Philippine Islands, west Siberia, Mediterranean, Sicily, North Sea, Norway, Greenland sea, and the Barents sea.