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North Sea – Paleocene plays

North Sea - Paleocene plays

Group/Formation Age Area Reservoir rock Depositional environment Trap Source rock Critical factors Examples of fields Examples of discoveries Examples exploration wells
npc-1 Rogaland Group with Ty, Heimdal, Hermod and intra Balder Formations Paleocene Viking Graben, Horda Platform and Sleipner Terrace Sandstone Deep water Stratigraphic and structural, or combination of the two Upper Jurassic (Draupne, Heather and Mandal Formations) and Lower to Middle Jurassic shale and coal (Sleipner, Bryne and Tau Formations) Long distance migration
npc-2 Rogaland Group with Maureen, Andrew, Fiskebank and Forties Formations Paleocene Central Graben and Sørvestland High Sandstone Deep water Stratigraphic and structural, or combination of the two Upper Jurassic (Draupne, Heather and Mandal Formations) and Lower to Middle Jurassic shale and coal (Sleipner, Bryne and Tau Formations) Long distance migration

npc-3 Rogaland Group with intra Sele and intra Lista Formations Paleocene South western part of Danish-Norwegian Basin, Åsta Graben, Sørvestland High and Central Graben Sandstone Deep water Stratigraphic and structural, or combination of the two Upper Jurassic (Draupne, Heather and Mandal Formations) and Lower to Middle Jurassic shale and coal (Sleipner, Bryne and Tau Formations) Long distance migration

npc-4 (unconf.) Rogaland Group with intra Sele and intra Lista Formations Paleocene Sogn Graben, Uer Terrace, Tampen Spur, northern part of Viking Graben, Horda Platform Sandstone Deep water Stratigraphic and structural, or combination of the two Upper Jurassic (Draupne, Heather and Mandal Formations) and Lower to Middle Jurassic shale and coal (Sleipner, Bryne and Tau Formations) Reservoir quality and trap

npc-5 (unconf.) Rogaland Group with intra Lista Formation Paleocene Tampen Spur Sandstone Deep water Stratigraphic and structural, or combination of the two Upper Jurassic (Draupne, Heather and Mandal Formations) and Lower to Middle Jurassic shale and coal (Sleipner, Bryne and Tau Formations) Reservoir quality and trap

npc-6 (unconf.) Rogaland Group with Heimdal and Hermod Formation equivalents Paleocene Danish Norwegian Basin, Egersund Basin, Åsta Graben, Sørvestland High Sandstone Deep water Stratigraphic and structural, or combination of the two Upper Jurassic (Draupne, Heather and Mandal Formations) and Lower to Middle Jurassic shale and coal (Sleipner, Bryne and Tau Formations) Long distance migration