The Phase I, II and III studies, together with the ongoing annual datapacks provide a comprehensive stratigraphic database and reservoir quality evaluation of the Jurassic & Triassic, and Cretaceous & Tertiary intervals in the southern Norwegian Barents Sea.
Gas discoveries in the mid-late Triassic over the Loppa High and Bjarmeland Platform, have enhanced interest in the Triassic plays in the area. Traditional methods of biostratigraphic age dating in this interval have proven largely unsuitable in generating a high resolution stratigraphic breakdown, consequently an additional technique has been applied.
Chemostratigraphy is a technique based on systematic variations in inorganic geochemistry in sediments. In combination with sedimentological and biostratigraphical datasets, it provides a powerful tool to aid the characterisation and correlation of sand body connectivity, appreciation of sediment sourcing and identification of stratigraphic packaging.