Over the last thirty years the production of hydrocarbons in the offshore licensing areas of the UK, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands has generated great revenues and arguably great social benefits. At the same time it has pioneered huge strides in exploration and production technology, safety/environmental management and applied geoscience research. This magnificently produced book is at once a, slightly slipped, Millennium celebration of this achievement and scientifically the newly definitive account of the economically most important offshore play, namely the essentially late-Jurassic-sourced traps between 55° and 62°N off Scotland, Norway and Denmark. It results from the collaboration of industry,...

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