Economically Successful Hydrocarbon Accumulations
1 July 2000

Devonian sediments are present over a large area of the North Sea, where they were deposited within the confines of a large extensional continental downwarp known as the Orcadian Basin. All the elements for hydrocarbon prospectivity are present within the North Sea Devonian section. Additionally Devonian source rocks are able to combine with younger stratigraphic elements to form economically successful hydrocarbon accumulations.