Paleozoic lacustrine shales of Northeast Greenland

In relation to preparations for the 23rd Licencing Round, the Structural Geology group in FORCE have invited Senior Scientist with GEUS Jørgen Bojesen-Kofoed who is project manager for the GEUS activities in North and Northeast Greenland, to have a presentation about the Domanik Fm near-time-equivalent source rocks in NE Greenland.

This lunch seminar is free of charge for FORCE members.

  • Date 23.04.2015
  • Time 11:30
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Participants 38
  • Register by 21.04.2015
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Paleozoic lacustrine shales of Northeast Greenland

The Paleozoic succesion exposed onshore Northeast Greenland host lacustrine petroleum source rocks at three stratigraphic levels. Middle Devonian (Givetian) lacustrine shale beds are often found associated with solid bitumens, whereas the shales themselves are not amenable to analyses due to high levels of thermal maturity. Although the original petroleum potential of the shales cannot be assessed through analysis of the samples available, their coexistence with solid bitumens testifies to their original source rock character. The Upper Devonian (Famennian) includes 5-10m thick units of rich, highly oilprone shales that cap the Devonian succession, which is otherwise dominated by sandy continental clastics. Biological marker data indicate an overall lacustrine depositional environment, that saw minor marine influence from time to time. During the Upper Carboniferous (Bashkirian) thick successions of lacustrine shales were deposited in large elongated lakes. The shales show variable petroleum generation portential, depending on depositional facies. Hypolimnic shales show very high petroleum generation potential and biological marker data suggest deposition under permanently stratified water columns. The Upper Devonian deposits are roughly age-equivalent to the marine “Domanik-succession” of the Timan-Pechora Basin, and it has been speculated to what extent Upper Devonian deposits play a role in the petroleum potential of the greater North Atlantic area. This aspects will be briefly touched upon as well.



FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participant fees  
FORCE member NOK Free
Non-member NOK 1000,-
University/student NOK Free

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Organizing committee:
Sidsel Lindsø, Suncor
Kjell-Sigve Lervik, Statoil
Tone Mydland, NPD


Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil