Analogue Studies for Petroleum exploration

Field analogues studies in the Kangerlussuaq Basin (southern East Greenland) show the importance in unravelling sedimentology, reservoir architecture and compartmentalization/connectivity of interbedded siliciclastic and volcanic units. This approach integrated three disciplines from 3D-photogeology, sedimentology and petrography giving detailed information from kilometre to micrometre scale.

3D photogrammetric and geologic cross-section

3D photogrammetric and geologic cross-section through the lower volcanic succession exposed in the NE part of Sødalengletscher (southern East Greenland). Note the marked thickness variation of the intra-volcanic strata reflecting the lobe morphology of the underlying compound lavas.

Pierpaolo Guarnieri

Senior Researcher
Petrology and Economic Geology