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.
Jurrasic-Lower Cretaceous basinal studies of the Artic.
A multi-university collaboration.
The University of Stavanger (UiS) and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) propose a two-year consortium (2017-2018) to expand previous research from the Lower Cretaceous to the Upper Jurassic in the Arctic basins. The project will be in collaboration with Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and the Geological Survey of Denmark (GEUS). The study will build on the existing sequence stratigraphic framework, structural and thickness maps, and paleogeography; analyze geochemical data; and correlate on- and off- shore studies in order to create a holistic understanding of the geologic framework of the Arctic basins from the Barents and Kara seas.
The project is budgeted for 350.000 NOK per year per company (700.000 NOK for the two-year period per company). Deliverables include all results from the project (e.g. presentations, publications) and an integrated database including digital products from each of the focus areas (i.e. GIS and gridded data) as well as a final project report.