Reserve growth in chalk fields of the North Sea
Published:January 01, 2005
D. L. Gautier, T. R. Klett, 2005. "Reserve growth in chalk fields of the North Sea", Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives—Proceedings of the 6th Petroleum Geology Conference, A. G. Doré, B. A. Vining
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Reserve growth is the net increase in estimated recoverable resources of an oil or gas field or group of fields through time. This phenomenon is important in North Sea oil fields and is observed in all classes of reservoirs and in all country sectors. Oil fields with chalk reservoirs have exhibited particularly large increases in estimated recoverable reserves. Whereas chalk reservoirs contain only about 16% of recoverable North Sea oil, almost one third of the growth of reserves in existing fields has been in fields with chalk reservoirs. More than 60% of the currently reported recoverable oil (cumulative production...
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