Subtropical Clastic Reservoirs in Northeast Scotland, UK

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The coastal margin exposures of the Moray Firth basin, north-east Scotland, include important outcrops of Permo-Triassic to Jurassic sediments deposited in sub-tropical aeolian, fluvial and marine environments. The reservoir and source-rock potential of these rocks is equivalent to that of the Mesozoic strata of the prolific North Sea hydrocarbon province. The strata display a diverse range of sedimentary and diagenetic structures, as well as Caledonian fold systems and tetrapod trace fossils. The more recent effects of basin faulting on sedimentation patterns and mineralisation may also be observed.

This field trip can also be delivered in conjunction with our Clastic Reservoir Geology.



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