Thursday, 22 June 2006, 6 p.m., South Queensferry
Field Trip: Experience the Petroleum Geology of the Firth of Forth -- On the beach at South Queensferry
Patrick Geology Tour, South Queensferry, Patrick Corbett, Total Professor in Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
This event occurred on: Thursday, 22 June 2006, 6 p.m.
South Queensferry provides a window into to the Firth of Forth Basin in the Midland Valley of Scotland where there is a proven petroleum system. We will see source rocks, traps, seals and reservoir rocks. We will discuss prospectivity in a general sense of the Firth of Forth Basin. We can consider the shale oil deposits and whether new technology could open up a new petroleum play in Scotland.
Dr. Corbett has been Head of Institute, Petroleum Engineering, Heriot Watt since 1989. Previously he was Hief Geologist for Unocal in Indonesia with previous experience as a mudlogger.