Project leader is Professor Gunn Mangerud, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen.
Project Team: post doctor Niall W. Paterson, master students Kurt-Inge Miljeteig, Lars Holen, dr. Atle Mørk, SINTEF, Johne Landa and Anders R. Meltveit.
Duration: 2013-2015 (3 years)
The industry focus on the Barents Sea has increased during recent years in connection with new discoveries as well as an optimism related to a future potential in new acreage in the northern Barents Sea and the formerly disputed area. Several play models are established for the Triassic succession thereby also revealing a need for increased effort in obtaining a solid stratigraphic framework. Dating and reliable correlation tools are essential in every aspect of geological mapping and paleogeographic reconstructions. The Triassic successions in the Barents Sea area reveal palynological assemblages suitable for dating, correlation as well as proxies for paleoclimatic and paleogeographic interpretations. Several palynological papers have been published from the Triassic succession in the Norwegian Arctic (for example Hochuli et al. 1989, Vigran et al. 1998), but more work is needed in order to fully understand their stratigraphic ranges and their quantitative distribution in this vast region.
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Gunn Mangerud, Universitetet i Bergen