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Sedimentology of the Central Basin Paleogene succession

The aim of the project is to map lithology, facies and geometry of the Eocene/Oligocene Battfjellet and Aspelintoppen formations (Nathorst Land and Nordenskiold Land) in the Central Basin of Spitsbergen. The Battfjellet and Aspelintoppen formations are important outcrop-analogues for subsurface reservoirs.

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Starts
2013-01-01

Ends
2022-09-30

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  • field work

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  • geology

Project Keywords

  • solid earth / rocks/minerals / sedimentary rocks

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Summary

The aim of the project is to map lithology, facies and geometry of the Eocene/Oligocene Battfjellet and Aspelintoppen formations (Nathorst Land and Nordenskiold Land) in the Central Basin of Spitsbergen. The Battfjellet and Aspelintoppen formations are important outcrop-analogues for subsurface reservoirs.It is of large interest to increase the understanding of processes and controls on the depositional evolution for these formations. Additionally, Neogene outliers beyond the Central Basin will be investigated (e.g. the Neogene strata at Renardodden)

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