Project Information

North Atlantic Geochemistry Project
The North Atlantic Geochemistry Project is jointly funded by the Irish Shelf Petroleum Studies Group (ISPSG) and Nalcor Energy (on behalf of the Offshore Geoscience Data Program with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador). The ISPSG comprises: Atlantic Petroleum (Ireland) Ltd, Cairn Energy Plc, Chrysaor E&P Ireland Ltd, Chevron North Sea Limited, ENI Ireland BV, Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, ExxonMobil E&P Ireland (Offshore) Ltd., Kosmos Energy LLC, Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd, Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Providence Resources plc, Repsol Exploración SA, San Leon Energy Plc, Serica Energy Plc, Sosina Exploration Ltd, Statoil (UK) Ltd, Tullow Oil Plc and Woodside Energy (Ireland) Pty Ltd.

The project was carried out over a two-year period (Nov 2015 to Dec 2017) by a team from Beicip-Franlab in Paris.

A summary of the project results is contained in the presentation below by Jim Armstrong:

North Atlantic Plate Reconstruction project
The North Atlantic Plate Reconstruction Project was jointly funded by the Irish Shelf Petroleum Studies Group (ISPSG) and Nalcor Energy (on behalf of the Offshore Geoscience Data Program with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador). The ISPSG comprises: Chevron Upstream Europe, ENI Ireland BV, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Ireland (Offshore) Ltd, Hess Exploration Ireland Ltd, Husky Energy, Providence Resources plc, Repsol, San Leon Energy Plc, Serica Energy Plc, Shell E&P Ireland Ltd, Sosina Exploration Ltd, Statoil Exploration (Ireland) Ltd and the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

The project was carried out over a three-year period (mid 2010 to mid 2013) by a multi-national team led by GeoArctic of Calgary Canada (www.geoarctic.com).  Team members include:

Project Team
• Richard Whittaker GeoArctic, Calgary, Alberta
• Bridget Ady, GeoArctic, Calgary, Alberta
• Nick Kusznir, University of Liverpool, UK
• Katerina Stolfova, University College Dublin, Ireland
• Patrick Shannon, University College Dublin, Ireland
• Andy Alvey, Badleys Geoscience, Lincolnshire, UK
• Alan Roberts, Badleys Geoscience, Lincolnshire, UK
• Kim Welford, Memorial University Newfoundland, Canada
Academic Advisors
• Brian O’Reilly, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland
• Sonya Dehler, GSC Atlantic, Halifax, Canada
• Charlotte Keen, GSC Atlantic, Halifax, Canada
• Shiri Srivastava, GSC Atlantic, Halifax, Canada
• Michael Enachescu, Consultant, Calgary, Alberta
• Jean-Claude Sibuet, Consultant, France
• Jeremy Hall, Memorial University Newfoundland, Canada

A summary public report has been released:

NAPSA website project
The NAPSA Website Project is jointly funded by the Irish Shelf Petroleum Studies Group (ISPSG) and Nalcor Energy (on behalf of the Offshore Geoscience Data Program with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador).

The site and content management system (CMS) has been developed by Solomon Solutions of Dublin, Ireland.  The content is agreed by the ISPSG and Nalcor Energy and is being uploaded by the PIP Secretariat (www.pip.ie) in their behalf.  The site came online in October 2011 and is regularly updated.  The website was updated in January 2019 to a responsive design with improved security and admin.