Paper Summary

Until recently, interest in the petroleum prospectivity offshore West Greenland has been sporadic at best. No surprise then, that exploration off the country’s western coast dates back to a previous era of highpriced oil in the early 1970s. At that time, some 21,000 line km of non-exclusive 2D seismic data were acquired. The surveys provided enough promising geologic indicators to convince six groups of investors, led mainly by major integrated oil companies, to acquire another 16,000 line km of seismic data and to spud five wildcat wells.