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Hydrocarbon seeps and geochemical characterisation of potential source rocks in the Northern Barents Sea

This project aims at characterizing the seabed hydrocarbon seeps and potential source rocks in Svalbard. Numerous pockmarks are evidence of ample gas/fluid seepage in the near-shore and on the continental shelf and slope around Svalbard. Establishing the origin and timing of the seeps, their link to bedrock geology and structures, glacial and postg

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Starts
2012-04-01

Ends
2016-12-31

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  • field work

Discipline

  • geology

Project Keywords

  • solid earth / geochemistry / biogeochemistry
  • paleoclimate / ocean/lake records / sediments
  • solid earth / geochemistry / oxidation/reduction
  • cryosphere / frozen ground / permafrost
  • paleoclimate / land records / radiocarbon
  • solid earth / natural resources / petroleum
  • solid earth / natural resources / gas hydrates
  • solid earth / earth gases/liquids / natural gas
  • solid earth / geochemistry / biogeochemical processes
  • solid earth / geochemistry / marine geochemical processes
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Summary

This project aims at characterizing the seabed hydrocarbon seeps and potential source rocks in Svalbard. Numerous pockmarks are evidence of ample gas/fluid seepage in the near-shore and on the continental shelf and slope around Svalbard. Establishing the origin and timing of the seeps, their link to bedrock geology and structures, glacial and postglacial formations, and the distribution of gas hydrate as well as permafrost has important implications for understanding the migration and natural emission of greenhouse gases, their role in the regional geological and glacial evolution, and the global climate change. Through sedimentological, geophysical and geochemical investigations of source rocks, migrated bitumen and gas from on- and offshore seeps, this project will shed light on the distribution, composition, origin and timing of hydrocarbon seeps and oil stained strata, and their links to potential source rocks in Svalbard and under the waters surrounding it.

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