Our detailed knowledge of the surface geology of Britain is perhaps unique as a result of centuries of study but the subsurface geology and structure are less well known. In contrast, since the late 1960s the subsurface geology of the offshore areas of the UK has been extensively surveyed using seismic techniques to the point at which detailed 3D images of large areas are available. The amount of seismic data acquired onshore is very small. Most of it is 2D and covers the Permian and Carboniferous basins either side of the Pennines and the Weald and Portland areas of southern...

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