The Lower Cretaceous plays of the Central and Northern North Sea: Atlantean drainage models and enhanced hydrocarbon potential
Published:January 01, 2005
C. D. Oakman, 2005. "The Lower Cretaceous plays of the Central and Northern North Sea: Atlantean drainage models and enhanced hydrocarbon potential", 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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In the Central North Sea, the Apto-Albian play appears to be confined to patchy areas within the Moray Firth basins. In this area, it is widely believed reservoir-quality sands were sourced from local residual Late Cimmerian highs, with resultant limited distributions of commercial fairways. Local hydrocarbon modelling proves that most hydrocarbons discovered to date occur within stratigraphic traps, discovered largely by serendipity during appraisal of older structurally defined reservoirs. Re-appraisal of Jurassic to Cretaceous tectonic models shows how tectonic trends within the Moray Firth basins are optimized for discovery of Lower Cretaceous reserves. These models also suggest considerable upside...
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