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Petroleum Geology of the Southern North Sea: future Potential

Product Code: SP123
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by K. Ziegler (University of Western Ontario, Canada), P. Turner (University of Birmingham, UK) & S. Daines(Conoco, UK)
Publication Date: 01 September 1997
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Presents new aspects and methodologies relating to both exploration and production in the Southern North Sea. Much attention is paid to the structural and tectonic characterization of the basin including reference to outcrop analogues. In a mature hydrocarbon play such as the Southern North Sea, advanced techniques areneeded for stratigraphic correlation and to improve production efficiency. Also, new areas of exploration, such as the Carboniferous, have become of primeimportance. Exploration in the Southern North Sea now aims to use subtle traps and satellite structures. Explorers are re-evaluating the economic value of marginal and existingfields, and they are continually searching for, and applying, new techniques and technologies for enhanced productivity. Detailed and advanced techniques indiagenesis play an important role. Re-evaluation also includes examination of old plays, which incorporates a detailed knowledge of the connectivity and spatial extension and correlation of known prospective strata, and the ability to make reliable predictions. For this aspect sequence stratigraphy becomes important. Early success also occurred in the Bunter Formation, but this has been markedly short-lived compared to the continuing success in the Rotliegend. However, more recent discoveries in the Carboniferous Westphalian and Namurian reservoirs provide an expanded focus on the basin’s wealth. The collection of papers in this volume gives an overview of the current activities in the Southern North Sea.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-82-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-82-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 216
Weight: 0.69 kg

Contents

History of Exploration in the Southern North Sea • Recent Advances in Understanding the Southern North Sea • Permian (Upper Rotliegend) synsedimentary tectonics, basin development and palaeogeography of the southern North Sea • Climatic cyclycity and accommodation space in arid to semi-arid depositional systems: an example from the Rotliegend Group of the UK Southern North Sea • Compartmentalisation of Rotliegendes gas reservoirs by sealing faults, Jupiter Fields area, southern North Sea • Diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in Rotliegendes Sandstones, Jupiter Fields area Southern North Sea • Probing the lower limits of a fairway: Further Pre-Permian potential in the Southern North Sea • The structure of the Westphalian in the northern part of the Southern North Sea • Sequence stratigraphy of the Westphalian in the northern part of the Southern North Sea • Modelling of sand body connectively in the Schooner Field • Application of a high frequency cycle analysis in high resolution sequence stratigraphy

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