Greater Buchan Area
29 March 2019

This article and associated downloadable tables (Greater Buchan Area–E&A Wells Drilled and Prospects) document the exploration history of the twelve block area of the Greater Buchan Supplementary 31st Offshore Licence Round (including a full summary of all exploration and appraisal wells drilled from 1973–2017), and describes the geological development and petroleum geology of the area. All known prospects located on open acreage are also reviewed. The report is illustrated by a series of regional depth structure and isopach maps for the key horizons and intervals and by facies maps for all main reservoir units. The latter are derived from an updated set of reservoir layers, which are in preparation for the UK Digest's associated product the whatmapLive! update.