Controls on the distribution of volcanism and intra-basaltic sediments in the Cambo-Rosebank region, west of Shetland

J. Hardman, N. Schofield, S. Holford, A. Hartley, D. Jolley, S. Morse, J. Underhill, D. Watson, E. Zimmer

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822894
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
Event81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/06/196/06/19

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Drainage
volcanism
Sediments
sediments
Sand
Catchments
basin
sediment
Subsidence
Hydrocarbons
drainage
sands
volcanology
Oils
Gases
sand
uplift
distribution
drainage network
subsidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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Hardman, J., Schofield, N., Holford, S., Hartley, A., Jolley, D., Morse, S., ... Zimmer, E. (2019). Controls on the distribution of volcanism and intra-basaltic sediments in the Cambo-Rosebank region, west of Shetland. In 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 EAGE Publishing BV.
Hardman, J. ; Schofield, N. ; Holford, S. ; Hartley, A. ; Jolley, D. ; Morse, S. ; Underhill, J. ; Watson, D. ; Zimmer, E. / Controls on the distribution of volcanism and intra-basaltic sediments in the Cambo-Rosebank region, west of Shetland. 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019. EAGE Publishing BV, 2019.
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Controls on the distribution of volcanism and intra-basaltic sediments in the Cambo-Rosebank region, west of Shetland. / Hardman, J.; Schofield, N.; Holford, S.; Hartley, A.; Jolley, D.; Morse, S.; Underhill, J.; Watson, D.; Zimmer, E.

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Hardman J, Schofield N, Holford S, Hartley A, Jolley D, Morse S et al. Controls on the distribution of volcanism and intra-basaltic sediments in the Cambo-Rosebank region, west of Shetland. In 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019. EAGE Publishing BV. 2019