Organic geochemistry of Palaeozoic Source Rocks, Orcadian Study Area, North Sea, UK

Vane, C.H. ORCID:; Uguna, C.; Kim, A.W.; Monaghan, A.A.. 2016 Organic geochemistry of Palaeozoic Source Rocks, Orcadian Study Area, North Sea, UK. British Geological Survey, 35pp. (CR/16/037N) (Unpublished)

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A systematic screening of TOC, Rock-Eval and vitrinite reflectance data extracted from released legacy well reports was undertaken with the aim of providing a data based, regional overview of source rock intervals and their levels of maturity. Released, publicly available data is sparse; much of the data for the Devonian of the Orcadian Basin is contained with confidential commercial reports (see Greenhalgh (2016) for a literature review of available information with regards to source rocks and migrated Palaeozoic oils in this area). The regional screening approach used and technical parameters are described in Vane et al. (2015). The detailed stratigraphy is presented in Whitbread and Kearsey (2016; see Figure 2) and this regional screening is incorporated into the basin modelling work of Vincent (2016) and petroleum systems synthesis of Monaghan et al. (2016).

Item Type: Publication - Report
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This report is a published product of the 21st Century Exploration Roadmap (21CXRM) Palaeozoic project. This joint industry-Government-BGS project comprised a regional petroleum systems analysis of the offshore Devonian and Carboniferous in the North Sea and Irish Sea. Report made open April 2017
Date made live: 03 Apr 2017 14:47 +0 (UTC)

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