A FUTURE ARCTIC EXPLORATION TARGET: LOWER PALEOZOIC IN NORTH GREENLAND

Flemming G. Christiansen Geological Survey of Greenland Copenhagen, Denmark The Lower Paleozoic Franklinian basin in North Greenland occupies an area of more than 150,000 sq km, of which more than half is covered by the Inland Ice cap or dissected by glaciers or permanently frozen fiords (Fig. 1). Most sedimentary units are well exposed and hence the initial assessment of the petroleum potential of this essentially unexplored frontier area concentrates on the study of potential source rocks,

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