This paper presents an overview of the North Sea area. In addition, it provides a history of the exploration of the area, petroleum occurrence and location of the North Sea. Consequently, it provides a description of the Stratigraphy of the southern Northern Sea, Central North Sea and the Northern North Sea. A brief description of the tectonic history of the area is provided taking note of the four major tectonic events that occurred. These were the Caledonian collision, rifting and basin formation as identified in the Carboniferous, Mesozoic rifting and graben formation and the inversion.
Province Geology (North Sea)
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