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Geology of Offshore Ireland and West Britain - D. Naylor

Geology of Offshore Ireland and West Britain

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1982
ISBN: 9780860103400
Number Of Pages: 161

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2) contain introductory material regarding ge- Historical Background ology and petroleum exploration techniques Only a few decades ago knowledge of the off- which we trust will help the non-specialist, in shore geology west of Britain and Ireland was conjunction with some of the more general ref- limited to a scattering of seabed samples. Dur- follow the main erences cited in the text, to ing the last twenty five years, however, the parts of the chapters and the text figures. This tempo of geological investigation has gradu- first chapter also contains a small amount of ally increased. The framework and outline ge- introductory material concerning the opening ology of the western seaboard is now known, of the North Atlantic Ocean which should help although a great deal, some of it fundamental to lead into the more detailed account which in nature, still remains to be elucidated. Sev- follows, and also help in the understanding of eral commercial and sub-commercial hydrocar- some of the points made in later chapters. bon discoveries have been made and are being Credit must go to university departments, produced, . developed or investigated. A sus- and later the Institute of Geological Sciences, tained phase of exploration drilling is antici- for their parts in initially establishing the pated in the next five years in the Western existence of, and geological outlines for, the Approaches - Celtic Sea area and to the west offshore basins along the western seaboard of Britain and Ireland.

1 Introduction.- Historical Background.- The Continental Margin.- Opening of the North Atlantic.- References.- 2 Channel Basin.- Geophysical Data.- Onshore Stratigraphy.- Offshore Stratigraphy.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 3 Western Approaches Basin.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 4 The Celtic Sea Basins.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 5 Fastnet Basin.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 6 Goban Spur.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 7 Porcupine Basin.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 8 Northwest Irish Offshore Basins.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 9 Rockall Plateau and Trough.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Hatton-Rockall Basin.- Rockall Trough.- Rockall Bank.- Summary.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 10 Eastern Canada.- Stratigraphy.- Pre-Mesozoic Rocks and Structure.- Labrador Basin.- East Newfoundland Basin.- Grand Banks Province.- Scotian Basin.- Summary of Basin Development.- Hydrocarbon Exploration and Potential.- References.- 11 West Scottish Basins.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- West Shetland Basin.- Sule Sgeir-South Shetland Basin.- North Minch Basin.- Sea of Hebrides Basin.- Inner Hebrides Basin - Malin Basin.- Colonsay Basin.- Hydrocarbon Exploration and Potential.- References.- 12 Northern Ireland-Southwest Scotland Basins.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Petroleum Potential.- References.- 13 Irish Sea Basins.- Geophysical Data.- Stratigraphy.- Solway Firth Basin.- Cheshire Basin.- Irish Sea Basin.- Kish Bank Basin.- Hydrocarbon Potential.- References.- 14 Palaeogeography.- References.- 15 History of oil & Gas Exploration.- United Kingdom.- Ireland.- France.- Appendix 1 Basic Geological Concepts and Exploration/ Production Techniques.- Geological Control for Hydrocarbon Entrapment.- Seismic Exploration Methods.- Drilling a Well.- Hydrocarbon Production Technology.- Appendix 2 Glossary.

ISBN: 9780860103400
ISBN-10: 0860103404
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 161
Published: 30th September 1982
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 1.24