ArcGIS project of wells, seismic & maps from previous onshore U.K. conventional studies
2D seismic from UKOGL database
Analysis of organic rich shales of the Carboniferous and Jurassic.
North American Analogs
U.K. Shale Gas Resource Potential
The exploitation of Shale Gas in the US has had a profound impact on gas supply in the US, perhaps for the next 100 years. Europe is now looking to access similar resources. In the onshore UK, the organic rich Shales of the Carboniferous of Northern England and Jurassic of Southern England would appear to present technically & economically viable targets and recent drilling by Cuadrilla has heightened interest both from industry and media in the Shale Gas potential. This report will draw on expertise at Imperial College & EGI to generate a review of the potential in the onshore UK, location, volumes, technology and accessibility.
Phase 1 includes core data from Carboniferous Basins in northern England and Jurassic of southern England. Results will include: