NEONOR2 project (Neotectonics in Nordland – implications for petroleum exploration), UIB, NORSAR
The NEONOR2 project was a collaboration project between the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), the Norwegian Mapping Authority (Kartverket), NORSAR, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Luleå Technical University (LTU) and the University of Bergen (UiB). The project was funded by the Norwegian Research Council, NGU, NPD, Kartverket, UiB, NORSAR, AkerBP (former Det norske), DEA (former RWE Dea), Equinor (former Statoil), INEOS (former DONG), Lundin, Neptune (former VNG), Repsol, Shell and Total (former Maersk). NEONOR2 is a development of the NEONOR1 Project (Neotectonics in Norway) which was carried out from 1997 to 2000 (Olesen et al., 2000, 2004). The Nordland area proved to be the tectonically most active area in Norway. To improve understanding of regional-scale stress and strain regime in the Nordland ( region between 66°N and 69°N) area through a detailed monitoring of seismicity and mapping the onshore-offshore extent of the tensional stress regime. To this purpose, 27 temporary seismic stations from the Norwegian seismometer pool were deployed and ran for 2.5 years, and the obtained data were fully integrated in the existing NNSN (http://www.geo.uib.no/seismo/nnsn), operated by UiB in cooperation with NORSAR. Most of the data could be retrieved in real time. More than 1200 earthquakes were registered and 123 focal mechanisms have been derived. Waveform data are available from the GEOFON data centre, under network code 2D under CC-BY 4.0 license.
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