Centre for Geobiology

Jan Mayen survey points to petroleum potential

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the University of Bergen have acquired samples from steep parts of the seabed on the Jan Mayen ridge between Norway and Iceland.

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According to the article in Offshore, the samples were taken in July from an ROV operated from the Institute of Marine Research’s vessel G.O. Sars - during a CGB research cruise. Each sample has been documented in video, showing its exact depth and position. Read more.