Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous basinal studies of the Arctic region - JuLoCrA
A multi-university collaboration

Upper Jurassic, the epoch when the globe got black. A major, if not the most important, source rocks for the conventional oil fields in the world.

JuLoCrA is a consortium managed by the University of Stavanger and the University Centre in Svalbard in cooperation with other universities to improve the knowledge of the basin configuration and fill of the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous basins in the high Arctic in order to predict coarse-grained siliciclastic wedges as plays. For more information about the project, you can download the proposal. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

On- and off- shore correlations for the Lower Cretaceous from LoCrA in comparison to the Jurassic interval.

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Recent Activity
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  • 140 samples of Jurassic (92 Hekkingen and 48 Fuglen) and 17 samples of LCR have been sent to US for maceral, bitumen and mineral counting analysis. Additional samples for rock eval and TOC analysis have been sent to APT in Oslo.
  • Bjarte Usken, bachellor student in the Petroleum Geoscience program at UiS has joined the JuLoCrA project. In his thesis project, he is making a late Jurassic characterization of the transition between Hammerfest Basin and Nordkapp Basin.
  • Tonje Iren Braut, master student in the Petroleum Geoscience program at UiS has joined the JuLoCrA project. In her thesis project, she is making a late Jurassic characterization of the Hammerfest Basin.
  • Maayke Koevoets successfully defended her PhD thesis 5th January 2018.
  • Lene Liebe Delsett will provide more information about the Jurassic sea in her PhD project.
  • Dora Marin has joined JuLoCrA project as a postdoctoral researcher.
  • The JuLoCrA project has started with five sponsoring companies.

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