Trio of researchers discovered gas leaks in the middle of the Arctic Ocean
Professor emeritus Yngve Kristoffersen, who is part of the adventurous research trio in the Arctic Ocean, has published new findings from the expeditions by hovercraft. They have found direct indications of prospective source rocks for hydrocarbons along the Arctic Lomonosov ridge.
In an article published in the journal Marine and Petroleum Geology (free access over a 50-day period), the trio of researchers describe the seismic data. On the Lomonosov ridge, which almost crosses the North Pole, they have, among other things, interpreted observed deformation and anomalies in the sedimentary layers at four localities. This means they are chimneys where gas and liquids have leaked. Read more from geoforskning.no here. (norwegian)