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Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin
 9 - 2006

Scientific results from the deepened Lopra-1 borehole, Faroe Islands
Cover of the bulletin
Editors: James A. Chalmers and Regin Waagstein
The Faroe Islands in the northern North Altantic consist primarily of Palaeogene eruptive volcanic rocks. Two research boreholes were drilled in 1980 and 1981 on the islands, the deeper of which, Lopra-1, extended 2 km into the unexposed part of the volcanic succession.
Exploration for hydrocarbons in the area to the south-east of the Faroe Islands and leakage of gas from the still-open Lopra-1 borehole suggested the presence of a sedimentary section below the volcanics that might contain hydrocarbons. VSP (Vertical Seismic Profiling) studies from the Lopra-1 borehole indicated the presence of seismic reflections from below its final depth that might indicate the base of the volcanic series underlain by sediments.
These observations motivated an industry consortium to drill an extension to the Lopra-1 borehole in 1996 that, including a side-track, reached a final depth of 3565 m. The extension penetrated a thick sequence of previously unknown volcanic rocks, but not pre-volcanic siliciclastic sediments as hoped.
This bulletin presents many new scientific studies of both the extended and original Lopra-1/1A boreholes, in some cases combined with regional studies from elsewhere in the Faroe Islands.
  • Colophon, Contents, Introduction
    Martin V. Heinesen, Arne Rosenkrands Larsen og Kai Sørensen
    nr9_p1-6.pdf (pdf-file ~0.3mb)
  • Wire-line log-based stratigraphy of flood basalts from the Lopra-1/1A well, Faroe Islands
    L.O. Boldreel
    nr9_p7-22.pdf (pdf-file ~0.5mb)
  • The stratigraphic division of the Lopra-1/1A well   
    nr9_Enclosure_1.pdf (pdf-file ~2.4 Mb) (inserted in the printed version between pages 16 and 17)
  • Borehole seismic studies of a volcanic succession from the Lopra-1/1A borehole in the Faroe Islands, northern North Atlantic
    P. Christie, I. Gollifer and D. Cowper
    nr9_p23-40.pdf (pdf-file ~1.2mb)
  • Magnetic logs from the Lopra-1/1A and Vestmanna-1 wells, Faroe Islands
    N. Abrahamsen and R. Waagstein
    nr9_p41-49.pdf (pdf-file ~2.7mb)
  • Paleomagnetic results from the Lopra-1/1A well, Faroe Islands
    N. Abrahamsen
    nr9_p51-65.pdf (pdf-file ~0.8mb)
  • Petroleum geochemistry of the deepened Lopra-1/1A re-entry well, Faroe Islands
    J.A. Bojesen-Koefoed and H.P. Nytoft
    nr9_p67-77.pdf (pdf-file ~0.9mb)
  • Hydrocarbon gases in Palaeogene volcanic rocks from the Lopra-1/1A well, Faroe Islands
    Troels Laier
    nr9_p79-90.pdf (pdf-file ~0.8mb)
  • Thermal structure of the deep Lopra-1/1A borehole in the Faroe Islands
    Niels Balling, Niels Breiner and Regin Waagstein
    nr9_p91-107.pdf (pdf-file ~0.5mb)
  • Mineralogical and thermodynamic constraints on Palaeogene palaeotemperature conditions during low-grade metamorphism of basaltic lavas recovered from the Lopra-1/1A deep hole, Faroe Islands
    W.E. Glassley
    nr9_p109-118.pdf (pdf-file ~0,5mb)
  • A reconnaissance study of fluid inclusions in fracture-filling quartz and calcite from the Lopra-1/1A well, Faroe Islands
    J. Kornerup-Madsen
    nr9_p119-122.pdf (pdf-file ~0,3mb)
  • The regional distribution of zeolites in the basalts of the Faroe Islands and the significance of zeolites as palaeotemperature indicators
    O. Jørgensen
    nr9_p123-156.pdf (pdf-file ~0,2mb)
  • Composite log from the Lopra-1/1A well, Faroe Islands
    nr9_Composite_log.pdf (pdf-file ~1.6 Mb)
Download the entire paper (excluding Enclosure 1 and Composite Log)  nr9.pdf (pdf-file ~9mb)

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Vol. 9 Geol. Surv. Den. Greenl. Bull.