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New learning from exploration and development in the UKCS Atlantic Margin

19 - 21 May 2021
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Event type:
Conference, Field trip, Specialist Group, Virtual event
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Energy Group
Virtual event
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The UK Atlantic margin, including the West of Shetlands area, is the location of the UK’s largest remaining hydrocarbon reserves, the largest recent field development investments and holds the greatest potential for future material discoveries in the UK.

In the 10 years since the last Geological Society conference on this region, great advances have been made in the understanding of its diverse plays, from fractured basement to Eocene coastal deposits, and everything in between.

This three-day meeting gives attendees a unique opportunity to learn about the geoscience of recent discoveries and field developments, as well as how technology is developing to meet the imaging and drilling challenges of the area.

Conference themes

  • Paleocene deep water reservoirs
  • Mesozoic pre-, syn-, and post-rift plays
  • Palaeozoic play (e.g. Carboniferous and Devonian at the Clair field)
  • Non-clastic plays (e.g. fractured basement, volcanics)
  • Paleocene-Eocene volcanic-associated reservoirs
  • Extra-UK Atlantic Margin
  • Multidisciplinary technology session (e.g. heavy mineral and chemo-stratigraphy, drilling techniques, seismic imaging)

  • Geodynamics, basin modelling, thermal and uplift/subsidence history, migration routes
  • What’s next? The next 10 years for exploration and development in the region


Conference (19-21 May 2021)

The final conference programme is now available to download. 


Online Registration for all days is now closed. 

If you wish to register for one day please use the registration form available to download and return to


  • Noah Jaffey (Shell)
  • Jamie Collins (BP)
  • Clayton Grove (Siccar Point Energy)
  • Olga Shtukert (Western Geco)
  • Christopher Bugg (Total)
  • Douglas Watson (University of Aberdeen)

Event sponsors