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Type: Conference paper
Title: Controls on the distribution of volcanism and intra-basaltic sediments in the Cambo-Rosebank region, west of Shetland
Author: Hardman, J.
Schofield, N.
Holford, S.
Hartley, A.
Jolley, D.
Morse, S.
Underhill, J.
Watson, D.
Zimmer, E.
Citation: Proceddings of the 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019, 2019
Publisher: European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers
Publisher Place: The Netherlands
Issue Date: 2019
ISBN: 9789462822894
ISSN: 2214-4609
Conference Name: European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition (03 Jun 2019 - 06 Jun 2019 : London, UK)
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J. Hardman, N. Schofield, S. Holford, A. Hartley, D. Jolley, S. Morse, J. Underhill, D. Watson and E. Zimmer
Abstract: In 2004 a major oil and gas discovery was made within the volcanic succession of the Faroe-Shetland Basin, the Rosebank Field. Unusually, the reservoir is a series of intra-basaltic fluvial to shallow marine intervals, giving rise to a new hydrocarbon play concept. The eruption of lavas within the Faroe-Shetland Basin is stratigraphically related to an extensive incised drainage network, providing a source of clean sand for the basin. However, despite the identification of an intra-lava incised drainage system running parallel to the Rosebank field, the extent of clean sands was unclear. This talk first details the controls on intra-basaltic sediments in the Cambo-Rosebank region of the Faroe-Shetland Basin, before forming a detailed stratigraphic link between the volcanic succession and dynamic changes in the evolution of the Faroe-Shetland Basin. Locally, volcanism is intimately linked with basin structure, with drainage systems adjacent to palaeohighs representing the thickest potential accumulations of intra-basaltic sediments. Regionally, the emplacement of the volcanic succession is intrinsically linked to uplift and subsidence of the Faroe-Shetland Basin. Prolonged uplift provided a source for clean sands in the south of the basin with further exploration potential existing in the underexplored northern Faroe-Shetland Basin.
Rights: © EAGE Publications BV
RMID: 1000004270
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201900927
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