Geoscience Wales to present at PETEX 2016

Come to PETEX and hear Geoscience Wales

The Mid North Sea High and Forth Approaches have seen limited exploration activity in the last two decades. Drilling activity over the time period has been generally focussed on the southern and western margins, close to the proven source systems of the Central Graben Upper Jurassic, and that of the Southern North Sea Carboniferous.

In the summer of 2015, a regional 2D seismic survey was acquired along with gravity and magnetic data across the area. This was financed by government and managed by the Oil & Gas Authority. This work by Geoscience Wales is the first truly regional survey across the area. This data has been used to better define the gross structure and tectonic elements of the area; and subsequently used to better understand the prospectivity.

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