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Volcanoes in North Sea could hold huge untapped oil reserves
Volanoes in the North Sea could be a major resource for oil and gas. Picture: Hamish Campbell
Geologists at Aberdeen University have revealed they have discovered “phantom” volcanoes covering a “huge swathe” of unexplored North Sea basin.
For decades the 3,000sq mile area was believed to have the remains of three volcanoes that erupted 165 million years ago.
The Rattray Volcanic Province has for years been dismissed by North Sea oil and gas firms as empty magma chambers.
The new findings raise the possibility of future discoveries in the area, which has been untouched during 50 years of North Sea exploration activity.
The discovery was made during Aberdeen PhD student Ailsa Quirie’s postgraduate research for the Carnegie Trust scholarship.
Mr Schofield and Ms Quirie were working on the data from the far North Sea, close to the Rosebank field, west of Shetland.
“There is a huge area under there that hasn’t been looked at in detail for a long time, because of the previously incorrect geological model.”
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