The Cenozoic succession of the Danish North Sea
Results of a GEUS mapping project available to the Oil Industry
Twelve maps of the Cenozoic succession in the Danish North Sea are available for the oil industry. The maps are based on 2-D seismic data from the Danish North Sea and horizons are correlated with a precise, modern, and updated biostratigraphic framework from four wells. In addition, correlation between TWT seismic data and selected wells has been carried out. The maps divide the Cenozoic succession into major depositional units and present a very detailed mapping of the Cenozoic succession, greatly improving understanding of the Cenozoic development and the basis for exploration outside known Cenozoic production areas. Isochore maps provide a detail picture of sequence development of the Cenozoic succession of the Danish North Sea.
It is believed that the package will be essential to any oil company interested in the North Sea, and may be used to:
- update knowledge on petroleum systems of the Danish North Sea area, including new Miocene plays;
- reconstruct the older and deeper structural configuration of the Central Graben, improving understanding of non-structural Chalk traps;
- understand and model petroleum generation during the Cenozoic and migration to up-dip traps on adjacent highs;
- evaluate acreage to be offered in coming licensing round in Denmark.