Paper Summary

The Hoop Fault Complex area of the Barents Sea has seen great exploration success lately. The area offers a condensed Paleozoic and Mesozoic succession with multiple-interval exploration targets in well-defined structural traps. In particular, the Jurassic succession in shallow fault blocks has been successful, with several light oil discoveries in good reservoirs. The Hoop Fault Complex is now one of the core areas for the Norwegian 23rd licensing round.