West of Britain Geochemical Database
The West of Britain Database has been compiled from data released onto the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) website, in collaboration with Shell and Exxon. IGI has systematically catalogued and where necessary digitized, all these data and compiled them into p:IGI-3, the industry standard application for petroleum geochemical databasing and interpretation.
The database comprises data for 528 samples from 25 wells, including over 4 oil samples and 524 rock analyses. TOC content is reported for 414 samples with some of these also having additional pyrolysis data. Maturity data in the form of vitrinite reflectance values are present for 147 samples. There are also limited GC, GCMS and isotopic compositional data present. Well data, including location and stratigraphy, have been collected and integrated where possible.
The West of Britain Geochemical Database is provided with a Well Manager file containing available basic well information for all wells. This allows the user to seamlessly add samples from proprietary or in-house sources to the database, and assign uniform stratigraphy, map coordinates and other well information. The dynamic database automatically updates all plots on sample addition to minimize reaction time between data acquisition and interpretation.