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Uplift and erosion of the greater Barents Sea: impact on prospectivity and petroleum systems

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E. Henriksen
E. Henriksen
Statoil Global Exploration, Harstad, Norway
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H. M. Bjørnseth
H. M. Bjørnseth
Statoil Exploration and Production Norway, Harstad, Norway
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T. K. Hals
T. K. Hals
Statoil Exploration and Production Norway, Harstad, Norway
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T. Heide
T. Heide
Statoil Exploration and Production Norway, Harstad, Norway
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T. Kiryukhina
T. Kiryukhina
Moscow State University (MGU), Moscow, Russia
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O. S. Kløvjan
O. S. Kløvjan
Statoil Exploration and Production Norway, Harstad, Norway
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G. B. Larssen
G. B. Larssen
Statoil Global Exploration, Harstad, Norway
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A. E. Ryseth
A. E. Ryseth
Statoil Exploration and Production Norway, Harstad, Norway
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K. Rønning
K. Rønning
Statoil Global Exploration, Harstad, Norway
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K. Sollid
K. Sollid
Statoil Exploration and Production Norway, Harstad, Norway
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A. Stoupakova
A. Stoupakova
Statoil Global Exploration, Harstad, NorwayMoscow State University (MGU), Moscow, Russia
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Published:
January 01, 2011

Abstract

A regional net erosion map for the greater Barents Sea shows that the different areas in the Barents Sea region have been subject to different magnitudes of uplift and erosion. Net erosion values vary from 0 to more than 3000 m. The processes have important consequences for the petroleum systems. Reservoir quality, maturity of the source rocks and the migration of hydrocarbons are affected by the processes. Owing to changes in the PVT conditions in a hydrocarbon-filled structure, uplift and erosion increase the risk of leakage and expansion of the gas cap in a structure. Understanding of the timing of uplift and re-migration of hydrocarbons has been increasingly important in the exploration of the Barents Sea.

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Geological Society, London, Memoirs

Arctic Petroleum Geology

Anthony M. Spencer
Anthony M. Spencer
Statoil, Norway
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Ashton F. Embry
Ashton F. Embry
Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
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Donald L. Gautier
Donald L. Gautier
United States Geological Survey, USA
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Antonina V. Stoupakova
Antonina V. Stoupakova
Moscow State University, Russia
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Kai Sørensen
Kai Sørensen
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
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Geological Society of London
Volume
35
ISBN electronic:
9781862394100
Publication date:
January 01, 2011

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