This discussion responds to the paper by Bretan et al. (2020), specifically mentioning two issues. The first has to do with open science and the accessibility of datasets so that other scientists and the public can test and re-evaluate the work done by others. The second issue we raise concerns a specific conclusion presented in the paper, namely the implied assertion that fault-rock seal is the only explanation for observed pressure differentials between two nearby wells in the Oseberg Sør Field (Norwegian North Sea).

The paper by Bretan et al. (2020) tabulates thirty-eight hanging wall hydrocarbon accumulations which the...

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