6 - The Barents Sea



The Triassic succession in the southern Barents Sea continues to the north and the outcrops of Svalbard are very good analogs. The photo shows the Triassic section at Blanknuten, Edgeøya, with the distal Lower Triassic Vikinghøgda Formation, the distinct Middle Triassic Botneheia and Tschermakfjellet shales and the overlying channelized Upper Triassic reservoir sandstones in the de Geerdalen Formation. The cliff-forming Botneheia shale is analogous to the Steinkobbe shale and the de Geerdalen Formation is analogous to the Snadd Formation.
Photo: NPD.