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Overpressure in the Central North Sea - Distribution, Causes and Diagenetic EffectsNormal access

Authors: D. Darby, M. Wilkinson, S. Haszeldine and G. Couples
Event name: 57th EAGE Conference and Exhibition
Session: Pressure, Temperature and Fluid Flow
Publication date: 29 May 1995
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201409592
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 202.39Kb )
Price: € 20

Jurassic and Triassic reservoirs in the Central North Sea are characterised by deep burial (>4000m) and high overpressures (>40 MPa above hydrostatic). These reservoirs form the high-pressure/ high-temperature (HPHT) play. Overpressure forms a problem for safe exploitation of these reservoirs; it can also provide a clue to the hydrogeological environment of the region, and thus provides insight into hydrocarbon migration, entrapment and diagenesis.

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