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Title Hydrocarbon exploration to exploitation west of Shetlands / edited by S.J.C. Cannon, DONG Exploration & Production (UK) Ltd and D. Ellis, Statoil (UK) Ltd.
Imprint London : The Geological Society, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (229 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Series Geological Society special publication, 0305-8719 ; no. 397
Geological Society special publication ; no. 397. 0305-8719
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Petroleum -- Geology -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Hydrocarbons -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Natural gas -- Geology -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Hydrocarbon reservoirs -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Petroleum -- Prospecting -- North Atlantic Ocean.
North Atlantic Ocean.
Contents Hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation West of Shetlands / J.A. Austin [and two others] -- The Faroe-Shetland Basin: a regional perspective from the Paleocene to the present day and its relationship to the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean / D. Ellis and M.S. Stoker -- Influence of igneous sills on Paleocene turbidite deposition in the Faroe-Shetland Basin: a case study in Flett and Muckle sub-basin and its implication for hydrocarbon exploration / S. Egbeni [and three others] -- Success in exploring for reliable, robust Paleocene traps west of Shetland / N. Loizou -- Basement exploration, West of Shetlands: progress in opening a new play on the UKCS / R. Trice -- Laggan Field 3D geological modelling: case study / L.H. Kheidri [and four others] -- Laggan-Tormore: reservoir to sales production forecasting and optimization using an integrated modelling approach / K. Jones [and three others] -- The discovery and appraisal of Glenlivet: a West of Shetlands success story / C. Horseman [and two others] -- Exploration and appraisal of a 120 km2 four-way dip closure: what could possibly go wrong? / K. Fielding [and four others] -- Improved signal processing for sub-basalt imaging / N. Woodburn [and three others] -- Using formation micro-imaging, wireline logs and onshore analogues to distinguish volcanic lithofacies in boreholes: examples from Palaeogene successions in the Faroe-Shetland Basin, NE Atlantic / T.J. Watton [and four others] -- A fresh approach to ditch cutting analysis as an aid to exploration in areas affected by large igneous province (LIP) volcanism / J.M. Millett -- Detrital zircon age constraints on basement history on the margins of the northern Rockall Basin / A. Morton [and three others].
Summary This volume addresses the challenges facing explorers and developers alike in a region that is becoming a major focus of the petroleum industry in the United Kingdom, Faroes and North Norway. Several West of Shetland fields are still in the appraisal phase almost a decade after discovery. Sub-volcanic exploration risks remain high: sub-volcanic structural traps are imaged poorly, and so the geophysical community is responding with the application of latest technology. The more simple reservoirs might not be large enough to prompt informed and speedy development decisions; larger fields might have a combination of complexities, requiring a phased approach to the development. Infrastructure has been slow to arrive and planned developments have been subject to dramatic swings in fiscal regime ranging from special allowances to unexpected tax increases. Environmental challenges are significant when moving into more remote, deeper water. The perception of these challenges by the third parties has become much more acute. To sustain its right to operate, the industry has to demonstrate safe drilling operations and appropriate response capability with government agencies.
Other Author Cannon, S. J. C., author, editor.
Ellis, D. (Dave), author, editor.
Other Title Print version: Hydrocarbon exploration to exploitation west of Shetlands. London : The Geological Society, 2014 9781862396524