UK & Ireland

Accessing geochemical data in the UK is not as straightforward as in other countries with more open data policies. We are currently looking into the feasibility of assembling a large UK North Sea database and will be updating our website with more information as it becomes available.

Recently IGI has accessed a large number of UK oils. These have been catalogued, sampled and in partnership with GHGeochem laboratories some of these have been analysed. Data is of excellent quality and typical analyses include whole oil GC, SARA, bulk fraction carbon isotopes and GCMS of saturate and aromatic fractions. Please see the individual product page below for more information.

IGI has also collaboratively written a regional geochemical and basin modelling evaluation of the Porcupine Basin with Collinson Jones Consulting Ltd. and OceanGrove Geoscience Ltd. The study aims to reduce exploration risk by evaluating geological and geochemical controls on oil and gas charging to traps within the Porcupine Basin. Please see the individual product page for additional information on this study.

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UK Oils Database

IGI, in partnership with GHGeochem, has analysed a large number of oils from across the UK sector of the North Sea. Comprehensive data reports are available for each of these oils, as well as p:IGI format data files which are ready for immediate interpretation.

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Geochemical Review and Hydrocarbon Type Prediction for the Porcupine Trough

This recently-updated regional geochemical and basin modelling evaluation of the Porcupine Basin was conducted by IGI Ltd. in association with Collinson Jones Consulting Ltd. and OceanGrove Geoscience Ltd., with the aim of reducing exploration risk by evaluating geological and geochemical controls on oil and gas charging to traps within the Porcupine Basin.

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West of Shetland Geochemical Database

The West of Shetland Database contains data for 4161 samples from 156 wells, including over 150 oil & gas samples, and 3900 rock analyses.  The data were released on the Oil & Gas Authority website, in collaboration with Shell, Exxon and Applied Petroleum Technology, and have been compiled in p:IGI format with additional well data including location and stratigraphy.

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West of Britain Geochemical Database

The West of Britain Database contains data for 528 samples from 25 wells, including 4 oil samples and 524 rock analyses.  The data were released on the Oil & Gas Authority website, in collaboration with Shell and Exxon, and have been compiled in p:IGI format with additional well data including location and stratigraphy.

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Onshore Britain Geochemical Database

The Onshore Britain Database contains data for 1354 samples from 152 wells, including 53 oil & gas samples, and just over 1300 rock analyses.  The data were released on the Oil & Gas Authority website, in collaboration with Shell and Exxon, and have been compiled in p:IGI format with additional well data including location and stratigraphy.