WELCOME TO NORTH SEA CORE!

The North Sea Core initiative was set up in response to the release of core material by oil and gas companies, through the relinquishment, abandonment and decommissioning of fields along the UK Continental Shelf. Core material provides an incredible resource for understanding the subsurface and it is invaluable to geologists. Rather than see this material fall into disuse or be discarded, we are attempting to collect it and make it available to the wider geological community. Our aim is not to build a core library or archive, but to transform and distribute it for educational and outreach purposes, and to interested individuals and commercial enterprises.

 

All core material is donated from company samples, not from core material held in the British Geological Survey collection. We aim to provide teaching material for educational purposes for free or at cost, for interested individuals and businesses we introduce an uplift which is reinvested into the initiative. For more information please see about, check our available core list or contact us at northseacore@gmail.com.

This is a voluntary initiative and all work is undertaken in our spare time and that of our team, meaning there can be a delay in replying to messages or providing material. Please note any views expressed are our own and not those of employers, societies we may be affiliated with, sponsors or donating companies.

MONTHLY UPDATES

OUR FIRST YEAR AS NORTH SEA CORE

November 2019

North Sea Core is one year old! Thank you to everyone who has encouraged & supported our volunteer initiative, we hope to continue to make valuable core material available to the geoscience community for the foreseeable future.

North Sea Core One Year

NOTIFICATIONS

DISPOSAL OF FLUID SAMPLES

Premier Oil

Premier Oil are offering a selection of fluid samples marked for disposal to all interested organisations and academia. These include a range of hydrocarbons, formation water and drilling mud from wells in the central North Sea. If you are interested, please contact isc@premier-oil.com. Samples are available until early December 2019.

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