Project group:
VBPR, DougalEARTH and TGS with long and complimentary experience in petroleum exploration of volcanic margins and volcanic basins world-wide

VMAPP - Volcanic Margin Petroleum Prospectivity (2013 - 2016)

Vøring Escarpment and Debris Flows

New understanding and training on volcanic margin deposits and processes for higher exploration success in frontier basins worldwide, offering key data examples from the Atlantic Margin of Norway (Vøring - Møre).

Eight companies participated in the first phase (2013 - 2016) of VMAPP.
Second phase (2018-2021) of the project is ongoing (VMAPP 2) and additional sponsors are welcomed.


  • Five Core Modules (CM) training manuals and associated ppt’s
  • Five Research Modules (RM), pdf reports (9), ppt’s (3), and volcanic petrophysical database
  • VMAPP provided as both a hard copy box set and digital version

A 4 day introduction course/consultancy visit inclusive.



Geophysical Atlases

Volcanic Systems and Deposits

Petrophysical Properties and Drilling

Sub- and Intra-Basalt Seismic Imaging

Seismic Interpretation of Igneous Units

Volcanic Basin Petroleum Systems