HYDROCARBON HABITATS

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HYDROCARBON HABITATS

The successful series of half-day seminars continues. GeoPublishing and GeoNova invite you to join the Hydrocarbon Habitats seminars 2016.

UPPER PALEOZOIC CARBONATES ON THE NCS: AN EMERGING PLAY FUELLED BY RECENT DISCOVERIES
in cooperation with Geo-Moski AS

PROGRAM

While carbonate rocks constitute approximately 15 percent of the sedimentary rocks worldwide, as much as 50 percent of the oil and gas production come from limestones and dolomites. On the NCS, carbonate production has been successful from fractured chalk in the Central Graben, while two discoveries have  so far been made in Carboniferous and Permian carbonates in the Barents Sea. In the Timan-Pechora and adjacent offshore areas in Russia, carbonates analogue to the Carboniferous and Permian carbonates of the Norwegian Barents Sea are prolific hydrocarbon producers. In this seminar we will investigate the oil and gas potential of the upper Palaeozoic carbonates as both source and reservoir rocks in the Barents Sea.

So far, main reservoirs are dolomitized grainy lithologies of the warm water Gipsdalen Group carbonates. Meteoric leaching, karstification and dolomitization are the main reservoirs generating processes and carbonate reservoirs are regarded as medium risk in prospect evaluation. However, the Gohta discovery in spiculitic chersts, dolomitized cool-water carbonates and karstified carbonates of the Røye Formation, Tempelfjorden Group was a great surprise.

The main source rocks in carbonate plays have thus far been confined to the onlapping marine source rocks of the Klappmyss and Kobbe Formation, marine mudrocks of the Ørret Formation and coaly mudrocks of the Billefjorden Group. Recent studies performed by UNIS, København University and Det norske oljeselskap centered on the Billefjorden Trough in Central Spitsbergen, have proven that the carbonates and associated siliciclastic mudrocks of the Minkinfjellet, Wordiekammen and Gipshuken formations have generated commercial amounts of hydrocarbons. No wells have so far penetrated analogue basinal sediments in the Barents Sea, and the Spitsbergen analogue data may represent a door opener in hydrocarbon exploration of the warm-water carbonates of the Barents Sea.

25. October 2016 – Stavanger in cooperation with PGS & Geo-Moski AS
27. Oktober 2016 – Oslo in cooperation with Geo-Moski AS

PROGRAM

Register for the Hydrocarbon Habitats-seminar HERE

HYDROCARBON HABITATS CALENDAR 2016

DATE LOCATION TOPIC IN COOPERATION WITH
5. APRIL OSLO KONGRESSENTER APA 2016 MCG
7. APRIL STAVANGER CLARION HOTEL AIR APA 2016 MCG
25. OCTOBER STAVANGER iPARK UPPER PALAEOZOIC CARBONATES ON THE NCS: AN EMERGING PLAY FUELED BY RECENT DISCOVERIES Geo-Moski AS/PGS
27. OCTOBER OSLO – LYSAKER UPPER PALAEOZOIC CARBONATES ON THE NCS: AN EMERGING PLAY FUELED BY RECENT DISCOVERIES Geo-Moski AS
13. DECEMBER OSLO KONGRESSENTER TBA
15. DECEMBER STAVANGER CLARION HOTEL AIR TBA

In Oslo:
Lilleakerveien 8
0283 Oslo

In Stavanger:
Stavanger iPARK
Professor Olav Hanssens vei 7
4021 Stavanger

Questions about the seminars? Please e-mail ingvild@geonova.no

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The seminar in Stavanger on November 5. was also full. Thank you for coming.

Hydrocarbon Habitats Seminar in iPark Stavanger