Exploration On The Fringe
27 July 2011

A number of blocks awarded under the UK government’s 26th Round of Offshore Licensing could be considered as peripheral or “fringe” to the main areas of exploration. The majority of these blocks are situated either outside, or on the margins of the main basins and have historically seen little exploration activity in the past for various reasons. These fringe areas include a variety of Palaeozoic and Jurassic plays identified along the western flank of the Central Graben, the northern and southern margins of the Mid North Sea High, the Dutch Bank Basin and in the north Shetlands area, close to the recent 217/15-1 well on the Lagavulin prospect.