The Principle Paleozoic Basins Along the East Coast
1 April 2003

The eastern coast of England, from Middlesbrough in the north to the Wash in the south is located over the western margin of the South Permian Basin, which extends from the eastern flanks of the Pennines below the southern North Sea area and into northern Germany and Poland. Throughout this area sandstones of Namurian, Westphalian, early Permian (Rotliegend) and early Triassic (Bunter) age are important reservoirs for Upper Carboniferous sourced gas and, locally, Carboniferous or Lower Permian sourced oil.