The Faroe – Shetland Basin Fairway Mapping Project builds upon the regional understanding gained through the stratigraphic evaluation of over 150 wells from the area.
The Ichron stratigraphic nomenclature and individual well interpretations which are extensively applied as a standard for the area provide the regional framework for this Fairway Mapping Project.
This study of 53 wells in the central part of the basin provides core-based definition of sediment fairways within each Ichron sequence in 29 of the wells, based on description of 1145 m of core. Extrapolation of fairway elements into uncored intervals based on wireline log character allows sand-prone fairways to be mapped throughout the area for each Cretaceous and Tertiary Ichron sequence. Core observations define the fairway type present in each well (e.g. shoreface, channelised, ponded or unconfined,) providing a basis for mapping fairway element geometries.