Wessex Basin Fieldtrip

MSc Petroleum Engineering students stand on the beach by a red cliff and discuss its geological featuresThe Petroleum Engineering MSc fieldtrip to the Wessex Basin has two aims:

  • To consolidate the classroom-taught concepts of development geology, with an emphasis on the role of outcrop analogues in understanding subsurface reservoirs
  • To introduce the different elements of petroleum plays in an active hydrocarbon basin

The students document outcrops of units that are direct analogues to the reservoir studied several weeks later in the Production Geoscience Group Project (Sherwood Sandstone, Wytch Farm Field, Wessex Basin).