On behalf of DECC, a new data resource is now available through the UKOGL interactive map. A series of 3 Prospectivity Reports, commissioned in the mid 1980’s, can be now be accessed under the Governmental Layers in the Table Of Contents.
For each report, hyper-links allow for a contents overview, list of figures and list of enclosures to be previewed or for the full report to be downloaded.
The 3 reports available to date are:
- BGS East Midlands Report, “Hydrocarbon prospectivity of Carboniferous rocks of eastern England” was commissioned by the Petroleum Engineering Division of the Department of Energy in 1984 (D.W. Holliday et al) and describes the prospectivity and the East Midlands oilfields discovered before 1984, primarily with reservoirs in the sandstones of the Millstone Grit, Lower and Middle Coal Measures and the top of the Carboniferous Limestone.
- BGS North Yorkshire Report, “Hydrocarbon prospectivity of North Yorkshire and Humberside” was commissioned by the Petroleum Engineering Division of Department of Energy in 1985 (G.A. Kirby et al) and describes the Permian Zechstein Carbonate Lockton and Eskdale fields and structures mapped at Zechstein Upper Magnesian Limestone indicating Dinantian, Silesian and Lower Permian Sandstones prospectivity and untested Triassic and Jurassic potential.
- BGS “Hydrocarbon prospectivity of the Weald and eastern English Channel”, was commissioned by the Petroleum Engineering Division of Department of Energy in 1983 (R. A. Chadwick et al) and describes the geology and Jurassic hydrocarbon prospectivity of the area in seven volumes with 123 enclosures.
A 4th report over the northern Weald and Wessex Basin area has just been added. “A Hydrocarbon prospectivity study of the Vale of Wardour Area” was commissioned by the Petroleum Engineering Division of the Department of Energy in 1981 (R.A. Chadwick et al) and describes the prospectivity and the Lower Paleozoic, Permo-Triassic and Jurassic.