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Journal Article
Published: 30 September 2022
Journal of the Geological Society (2023) 180 (1): jgs2021-131.
...David Jolley; Manuel Vieira; Simin Jin; David B. Kemp Abstract The Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) has previously been recorded in marine density flow sedimentary rocks of the Forties Member, Sele Formation, North Sea Basin. Two cored well sections with existing δ 13 C records were analysed...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1144/SP403.9
EISBN: 9781862396791
... Abstract The Paleocene–Eocene-aged Sele Formation is developed across the basinal region of the Central North Sea. The section comprises a number of deep-marine fan systems that expanded and contracted across the basin floor in response to relative sea-level changes on the basin margin...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2014
DOI: 10.1144/SP386.16
EISBN: 9781862396630
... Abstract Detrital garnet suites have been demonstrated to be reliable indicators of the mineralogical and lithological characteristics of sediment source areas. This study applies garnet analysis to the Paleocene to Eocene Sele Formation deep-water sandstone units of the central North Sea...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Petroleum Geology Conference Series
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1144/0060449
EISBN: 9781862394124
... Abstract Turbidite reservoirs of the Sele Formation in the Central North Sea produce from fields such as Forties, Nelson, Montrose-Arbroath, Scoter, Pierce, the Gannet cluster, Guillemot A, Mirren and are under appraisal/development in fields such as Merganser, Phyllis, Starling and Blane...
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—Isopach map of <span class="search-highlight">Sele</span> <span class="search-highlight">Formation</span>. C.I. = 100 m in Moray Firth basin; 25 m els...
Published: 01 March 1986
Figure 12 —Isopach map of Sele Formation. C.I. = 100 m in Moray Firth basin; 25 m elsewhere. Dots indicate positions of control wells.
Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2012
Petroleum Geoscience (2012) 18 (3): 337–354.
... of distinct axial and lateral routing systems. In turn, the axial system can be divided into coeval western and eastern fairways defined by the underlying graben topography in a similar manner to the overlying Sele Formation (Forties) sandstones. These trends are confirmed by petrophysical analysis, which...
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Sample XRD traces (air-dry, ethylene glycol-solvated and heated 550°C) to i...
Published: 01 December 2016
Fig. 7. Sample XRD traces (air-dry, ethylene glycol-solvated and heated 550°C) to illustrate the clay mineral assemblages identified in the 22/10-a4 samples: (a) Lista Formation, 2651.46 m; (b) Sele Formation Unit 1a base and middle, 2624.51 m; (c) Sele Formation Unit 1a upper, 2612.84 m; and (d
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 17 November 2023
DOI: 10.1144/SP527-2022-184
EISBN: 9781786209597
... the siliciclastic Paleocene–Eocene Sele Formation. The reservoir sandstones were deposited in a deep marine setting by sediment-gravity flow processes. Within the context of a relatively detailed knowledge of the surrounding area, the reservoir data-operational risk-cost balance was addressed through acquisition...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1144/M52-2018-82
EISBN: 9781786205070
... canopy lies at about 1350 m TVDSS. The Paleocene sandstones (Forties Sandstone Member of the Sele Formation, Lista Formation and Maureen Formation) make up the primary reservoir and have been extensively developed in three phases since 1998 under water injection and natural depletion. The sandstones...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Reports
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SR27.11
EISBN: 9781862397071
... Abstract The Paleocene-Eocene boundary is well defined in many areas of the North Sea Basin, often corresponding to (or close to) a signi?cant lithostratigraphic boundary. In the North Sea, this boundary is within the Sele Formation (in UK usage) and the Dornoch Formation. The entire Dornoch...
Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1144/M52-2018-15
EISBN: 9781786205070
... oil from the Upper Forties Sandstone Member of the Sele Formation and contains good quality light oil within a four-way structural closure; it has a hydrodynamically tilted original oil–water contact. The field stock-tank oil initially in place estimate is 93 MMbbl with an expected ultimate recovery...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1144/M52-2018-33
EISBN: 9781786205070
... Abstract The Huntington Oil Field is located in Block 22/14b in the Central Graben of the UK Continental Shelf. The reservoir is the Forties Sandstone Member of the Sele Formation, and oil production is from four production wells supported by two water-injection wells, tied back to the Sevan...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1144/M52-2019-37
EISBN: 9781786205070
...-induced anticline with four-way dip closure. The reservoir comprises Paleocene turbidite sandstones with the majority of the hydrocarbon volume in the Forties Sandstone Member and the top seal is provided by laterally extensive mudstones of the Sele Formation. The field is structurally compartmentalized...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1144/M52-2018-14
EISBN: 9781786205070
... Abstract The Enoch Field is located in the South Viking Graben and straddles the UK/Norway median line with 80% of the field in the UK and 20% in Norway. Enoch produces undersaturated oil from the Early Eocene-age Flugga Sandstone Member of the Sele Formation. Hydrocarbons have been trapped...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2003.020.01.11
EISBN: 9781862393950
... Andrew Formation and both are sealed by the overlying Andrew Shale and Sele Formation. Similarly the traps for both fields formed above swells within Zechstein salt. The Andrew and Cyrus Fields differ in their petroleum content. Andrew contains both gas and oil (40API) while Cyrus contains only oil...
Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2003.020.01.19
EISBN: 9781862393950
... and Upper Sele Formation Sandstones that were deposited in NW-SE trending submarine channels across the area. Development of the field commenced in April 1997 with first oil being achieved in October the same year. The field has been developed using sub-sea tie-back to the Brae A platform, which lies 5.6...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2003.020.01.37
EISBN: 9781862393950
.... The reservoir consists of Upper Balmoral Sandstones containing 32-37° API oils derived from Kimmeridge Clay Formation shales and sealed by shales belonging to the Sele Formation. The field contains recoverable reserves of 60-90 MMBOE. Reservoir quality is generally very good, with an average porosity of 28...
Journal Article
Journal: Interpretation
Published: 16 May 2017
Interpretation (2017) 5 (3): SL25–SL32.
..., and to provide statistical measures of the uncertainties involved in the seismic facies prediction. The aim of the study was to fully understand lithology and pore-fluid rock properties in the Forties sandstone reservoir, Late Paleocene Sele Formation fan system of the UK CNS. In the Forties, multiple sand beds...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1144/SP403.10
EISBN: 9781862396791
... Abstract The Arran Field contains gas-condensate accumulated within the Paleocene Forties Sandstone Member of the Sele Formation. It is located along the margin of the medial Forties turbidite depositional system, on the eastern flank of the Central Graben's Eastern Trough. The field comprises...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1144/SP403.3
EISBN: 9781862396791
... changed from BP to Apache. From 2004 to 2012, over 100 bypassed pay targets were drilled with a success rate of 75%, establishing a late life plateau of 50 000–60 000 bopd. The Forties reservoir is provided by Paleocene turbidites of the Forties Sandstone Member of the Sele Formation, deposited...
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