Svalbard (Spitsbergen) Round Trip - Post Caledonian Tectonostratigraphic and Paleogeographic Development
Field guide (PDF 16.9 Mb)
Leaders, all from StatoilHydro: Erik P. Johannessen (chief organizer: EPJ@StatoilHydro.com), Geir B. Larsen, Tormod Henningsen and Bjarne Rafaelsen.
Purpose: This trip will give geoscientists from other countries a comprehensive view of the Post Caledonian Tectonostratigraphic and Paleogeographic development around Svalbard. A complete stratigraphic overview from Lower Carboniferous to base Tertiary will be given at the Festningen profile. Main focus on the round trip will be lower Carboniferous (coal bearing succession), Middle Carboniferous (Alluvial fans and sabkhas), Upper Carboniferus (shallow marine carbonates), TriassicJurassic/Cretaceous (deltaic to shallow marine succession) and Tertiary (a shelf/slope/basin clinofomed succession). Comparison to the rest of the Brents Sea and Sverdrup Basin in Arctic Canada will also be given.
Further than Nansen: “I bring you with me wherever I go, through fog and ice, across all seas,” Fridjof Nansen once wrote to his wife. Whereas she travelled only in his thoughts, Statoil will give you the opportunity to come all the way.