SEDIMENTOLOGY OF THE BATTFJELLET FORMATION, LILJEVALCHFJELLET, SVALBARD
Masterstudent: Torbjørn Aamelfot
The exceptionally well-exposed Battfjellet Formation in the Central Tertiary Basin of Svalbard is extensively investigated in many areas, but there are still localities that has been poorly studied. Liljevalchfjellet (close to Svea) is one such area. Along the slopes of this mountain excellent outcrops provides opportunity for detailed facies description and correlation. Acquiring data along the mountain will enable the student to establish a reservoir-scale documentation of the deposits. The main scope of the work will be to document facies types, reconstruct paleoenvironment and construct paleogeographic maps.