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AAPG Bulletin; Year: 2022; Issue: March
DOI: 10.1306/07132120084

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Figure 8. Geological cross section through the Auk field of the central North Sea (Brennand and Van Veen, 1975; Trewin et al., 2004). The field was among the earliest oil discoveries made and was a springboard for exploration in the North Sea rift. The structures consist of extensional tilted fault blocks that house Paleozoic reservoirs. Their charge is derived from maturation of Upper Jurassic Kimmeridge Clay Formation source rocks that lie in the adjacent graben areas. OWC = oil-water contact.

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