Ormen Lange - an integrated study for safe field development in the Storegga submarine area
- A. Solheim, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
- P. Bryn, Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo, Norway
- K. Berg, Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo, Norway
- H.P. Sejrup, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway
- J. Mienert, Department of Geology, University of Tromso, Norway
Great effort has been undertaken to investigate potential geohazards in relation to the development of the Ormen Lange gas field offshore Mid-Norway.
The field is located in the scar left after the giant, tsunami-generating Storegga Slide, which occurred roughly 8200 years ago, and the slide risk has consequently received particular focus. The studies have been multi-disciplinary in character, and have involved a number of companies, universities, and research institutions. The results of the project led to a significant advance in the understanding of the Storegga Slide in particular, and submarine slope instability in general, and played an important role in the approval of field development by Norwegian authorities.
This book comprises 26 individual contributions representing the wide span of topics addressed in the project. The main scope is to provide a state-of-the-art report on geohazard investigations in a high latitude continental margin setting. Most of the data and results published in this book would not have reached beyond the confidential report stage unless the license partners of the Ormen Lange license had agreed that this information deserves a wider audience.
Geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, explorationists