Basin analysis

The understanding of the regional geology and tectonic evolution in the Barents Sea region will be enhanced. The new, partly quantitative, understanding of basin development and petroleum systems will provide a better basis to assess the petroleum potential and reduce exploration risk in the north. We will build on results from previous and ongoing research…

Petroleum systems and play concepts

Detailed knowledge on basin characteristics, summarized in detailed paleogeography reconstructions will improve prediction of the resource potential of the Arctic Basins. WP2 develops a strong research-based activity in studies of petroleum systems and play concepts within the Barents Sea and northernmost Atlantic basins and their pan-Arctic counterparts. The economic shelf plays in the Barents Sea conform to traditional Norwegian…

Environment Risk Management

The exploration and development of resources in the Arctic is often characterized as involving a greater risk and severity of impacts to the environment relative to many other regions. This requires development of new environmental risk management approaches tailored to the unique exploration and future operational challenges for Arctic areas. The aim of the Environment…

Technology for eco-safe exploration in the Arctic

Geoscientific exploration of the Arctic will meet challenges partly different from those we know from exploration of the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea. We will develop the best possible geophysical data acquisition strategies to use – both with respect to the environment and  the  data  quality  –  during  initial  exploration,  and,  subsequent  static  and …

Education

Providing state of the art education for students is one of the key goals for ARCEx. Our motivation is to educate the experts for the next generation of petroleum exploration in the Arctic regions. Cooperation between key researchers from our academic and industrial partner organisations will ensure the best available expertise for educating future specialists.…