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The Paleocene Siri Canyon extends for more than 120 km from the Stavanger Platform to the Tail End Graben along the Danish-Norwegian North Sea boundary. Initial formation of the canyon system took place in the Early Paleocene (Danian) and was related to major, submarine sliding in the uppermost chalk section caused by uplift of the Scandinavian hinterlands. The trend of the canyon partly follows salt structures along the southern edge of the Norwegian-Danish Basin (part of the Northern Zechstein Basin). The canyon fill consists of deep-marine, highly glauconitic sandstones interbedded with hemipelagic and turbidite marls and mudstones. As for...

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