The Southern North Sea Basin is one of the most prolific gas producing areas in the world with exploration dating back to the 1960s. This analysis covers the offshore UK portion of the basin. Water depths are shallow, and the operating environment benign compared to northern sectors of the North Sea. In recent years there have been a number of sizeable gas discoveries, including: Platypus and Tolmount in the Permian play and Pegasus in the Carboniferous play.
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Asset report | Jun 2015
UK Southern North Sea exploration basin
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