East Midlands Basin Fields
Hatfield Moors and Hatfield West are two small gas fields with GIIP of 6.1 BCF and 2.4 BCF, respectively on adjacent licences PL161-3 and PL 162-2, east of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England, operated and wholly owned by Edinburgh Oil & Gas plc.
This paper describes the accidental discovery of the Hatfield Moors Gas Field and its subsequent development and eventual utilization for gas storage, the first such project onshore UK. The nearby Hatfield West Field is also described. The two fields are located on adjacent faulted anticlinal structures in the NW part of the Gainsborough half-graben. The reservoir for both fields is the Westphalian B Oaks Rock sandstone. Reservoir quality is excellent.
A gas storage project was agreed with Scottish Power in 1998. Two horizontal wells, Hatfield Moors-5 (1998) and Hatfield Moors-5z (1999) have been drilled for the project by Edinburgh Oil & Gas plc using innovative drilling techniques. Since 1999 gas has been imported from the Transco network and exported from the reservoir according to market demands under the terms of the gas storage contract.
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Memoir 20 is the most comprehensive reference work on the UK’s oil and gas fields available. It updates and substantially extends Memoir 14 (1991), United Kingdom 0il and Gas Fields, one of the Geological Society’s best-selling books. This new edition contains updates on many of the ageing giant fields, as well as entries for fields either undiscovered or undeveloped when Memoir 14 was published.
The book is divided into nine parts covering the major petroleum provinces both offshore and onshore United Kingdom, from the Gas Basin in the southern North Sea to the Viking Graben in the northern North Sea, from the Atlantic Frontier to the Irish Sea and from the Wessex Basin to the East Midlands. Each part contains a reference map showing field locations. The introductory chapters reveal the stories behind the major plays and discoveries therein, and their tectonic and stratigraphic framework. There are two appendices: tabulated field data and a comprehensive list for all of the UK's 300+ oil and gas fields.