Databases, GIS and modelling

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The BGS has undertaken resource assessments of shale gas in the UK for the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA).

We also have extensive databases relating to UK shales, geographical information systems (GIS) and modelling capability to handle and display the data.

Our capability includes:

  • databases of conventional oil and gas well data to identify potential targets. For example: maturity indices, total organic carbon and shale formation crops and thicknesses
  • seismic and well databases incorporated into a GIS as well as non-petroleum records e.g. from geological survey records
  • digitising/scanning existing subsurface maps, surface maps
  • 3D modelling


Contact Enquiries for further information.