Controls on Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian) Prospectivity in the Mid North Sea High Region

Matt Booth, John R. Underhill, Rachel Jamieson, Rachel Brackenridge

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The discovery of, and subsequent production from, the Breagh gas field in Quadrant 42 of the Southern North Sea (Figure 1) challenges long-held views concerning the limited potential prospectivity of the Mid North Sea High region. The location of the Breagh field approximately 30 km NW of the major axis of Carboniferous gas fields in the Southern North Sea (SNS) marks it as an outlier. Furthermore, the gas is located in Lower Carboniferous reservoirs as opposed to the Upper Carboniferous or Permian reservoirs typically associated with SNS gas fields. However, the occurrence of the field attests to a working petroleum system having been active in the area, something that lends encouragement to further exploration efforts in the basin.
Original languageEnglish
Article number11050
Number of pages7
JournalAAPG Search and Discovery
Early online date29 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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