A multidisciplinary study of the Palaeogene succession offshore southern West Greenland
A project with the aim of amalgamating an interpretation of reflection seismic data from offshore southern West Greenland with a new interpretation of well data was finalised at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) in 2001 (Chalmers et al. 2001b). As part of this study, seismic and depositional sequences between major regional unconformities of Danian and mid-Eocene age were delineated and dated.
New palaeoenvironmental and sedimentological interpretations using dinoflagellate cyst, microfossil and nannoplankton stratigraphies and palaeoenvironmental interpretations from the five exploration wells drilled offshore West Greenland in the 1970s have been combined with a revised interpretation of lithology and correlated with the aid of seismic stratigraphy. The Qulleq-1 well drilled in 2000 was relinquished late in the project period (Christiansen et al. 2002, this volume), and it has therefore only been possible to incorporate biostratigraphic information from this well into the project.
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