Volume 30, Issue 12
  • ISSN: 0263-5046
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2397


A proposed subdivision of offshore West Greenland into four provinces is presented on the basis of regional variations in geological development, especially during the Cainozoic. The four provinces are from north to south: Baffin Bay, Disko West, Nuuk West, and Cape Farewell. In these provinces, play factors such as the petroleum-charge system, reservoir-seal system, and trap type must be viewed in close relation to two key processes: the influence of volcanic activity during the Palaeogene and Cainozoic exhumation. Caution is advised in using analogues and play evaluations across provinces without adjusting for key differences in geological evolution.


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