Seafloor Sampling of Frontier Basins for Detection of Active Hydrocarbon Systems and Stratigraphic Tie
S. Polteau, S. Planke, A. Mazzini and R. Myklebust
Event name: EAGE Shallow Anomalies Workshop
Session: Sea Bed Samples and their Applications
Publication date: 23 November 2014
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Gravity coring and dredging has been used to obtain extensive seabed sampling of potential hydrocarbon seep sites and escarpments offshore in Arctic frontier basins. Sampling of subcropping strata and thin overburden sediments provide consistent information on ages of the strata and the nature of potential active hydrocarbon systems. Our results are the first to document active hydrocarbon systems in the Baffin Bay, the northeast Greenland shelf, and on the southern Jan Mayen Ridge.