The offshore Faroe-Shetlands Basin, northwest of Scotland and south of the Faroe Islands (Figure 1), has seen renewed exploration interest following development of Schiehallion, Foinaven, and Loyal fields and opening of the first licensing round of the Faroe Islands.

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Interpretation of volcanic data in the area is very challenging, and many local oil and gas prospects involve clastic objectives above or below volcanic zones. High uncertainty about the thickness and morphology of these zones results in high uncertainties in structural geometry, reservoir definition, and hydrocarbon migration and charge risk. Only a few wells have penetrated these volcanic zones...

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