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TECTONOR AS
AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY PROVIDING SPECIALIZED GEOLOGICAL EXPERTISE TO THE PETROLEUM EXPLORATION INDUSTRY
Successful petroleum exploration requires a good control of how various geological processes affects the petroleum system. Tectonor offers detailed analyses and studies of various tectonic and geological processes and their effects on petroleum systems, in order to improve the decision making process for the petroleum industry. Since 2009, Tectonor has provided licensing round studies and regional research projects on sedimentary basins in the Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea and the North Sea, as well as areas outside the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
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GLACIATIONS
EFFECT OF GLACIATIONS ON PETROLEUM SYSTEMS
The effect of glaciations and ice ages has gained great interest from the petroleum industry due to its effect on basin temperature, hydrocarbon generation and maturation, and late hydrocarbon migration. Tectonor provides studies on the impact of glaciations on petroleum systems, which includes glacial erosion modelling, modelling of isostatic uplift and subsequent tilting of reservoirs, temperature effects, stress effects on faults, and more. Studies on the effects of glaciations are relevant to petroleum exploration in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea, and other glaciated areas worldwide.
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MAGMATIC INTRUSIONS
EFFECT OF MAGMATIC INTRUSIONS IN A SEDIMENTARY BASIN
Magmatic intrusions greatly affect the temperature history of a sedimentary basin. Understanding the effect of magmatic intrusions is important for the prediction of hydrocarbon potential, and for the quality of traps and reservoir formations in volcanic areas. Tectonor provides basin modelling studies including the temperature effects of magmatic sills, and how this affects petroleum systems. Petroleum systems in the Norwegian Sea and parts of the Barents Sea may have been affected by magmatic intrusions.
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SALT TECTONICS
SALT STRUCTURES ARE ATTRACTIVE TARGETS FOR PETROLEUM EXPLORATION
Timing of the evolution of salt structures may be crucial for petroleum exploration. Tectonor provide studies on the development of salt structures, temperature effects, and salt-related deformation. Areas related to salt diapirism on the Norwegian Continental shelf can be found in the North Sea as well as the Barents Sea.
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Basin modelling

With our in-house 2D basin modelling system BMT we model the tectonic development of sedimentary basins; their geohistory, temperature history and hydrocarbon maturity.

Stress modelling

Geological processes, such as glaciations, intrusions, and salt diapirism, induce stress changes in the crust. Tectonor models the stress effects of various processes on the permeability of fractures and faults.

Glacial modelling

Glaciation effects have recently gained significant interest due to the impact on hydrocarbon migration. We model the isostatic response of ice load and erosion, and the resulting tilt of possible reservoirs.

Salt modelling

Our expertise includes modelling and prediction of the dynamic development of salt bodies and their surroundings, the temperature effects, and salt-related stress effects on fractures and faults.