Located offshore southwest Greenland, the Nuuk West structural province is probably the operationally easiest accessible area offshore Greenland. Start of exploration drilling took place more than 35 years ago, but to date still only seven wells exist in the province covering about 137.000 sqkm. Cretaceous to early Paleogene rift phases has created and shaped several large structures encompassing various trap features. Reservoir rocks and hydrocarbons have been encountered, but to date no commercial discoveries have been made. Depth to basement, and in places limited overburden, is suggested to be key critical factors that might explain at least some of the dry wells. New understanding of the tectonic development of the province also give indications of future prospective trends.


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