Marine Borehole Logs, Data and Materials from around the UK (1969 Onwards)

Dataset description

BGS has drilled almost 600 boreholes to prove seismic interpretations of the marine Quaternary geology and bedrock from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The collection also includes additional third party data and has assisted in the creation of BGS Marine Geology Maps. The boreholes penetrate beneath the sea bed to depths ranging from about 10m to over 300m depending on the target depth or technical problems associated with drilling the borehole. The data includes descriptive geological core logs and data which has been captured from these and in some cases natural gamma logs. A variety of analyses has been conducted on the core material such as Particle Size Analysis, micropalaeontological, geotechnical, palaeomagnetic and age dating. Core material are managed as part of the BGS Materials collection and are available for examination and subsampling. The data are stored as part of the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) and are applicable to a wide range of uses including environmental, geotechnical and geological studies. Reference: Fannin, NGT. (1989) Offshore Investigations 1966-87 British Geological Survey Technical Report WB/89/02, British Geological Survey.

Constraints

Varies by survey, most BGS data will be open. Other data may be restricted. Where it is available online, data owned by BGS (and some other organisations) will be made freely available under the Open Government Licence. Data which is not available online may be subject to a distribution charge.

Further information

For more information please contact:

Enquiries

Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
Nottingham
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276
Email :enquiries@bgs.ac.uk

Associated dataset(s)

BGS Photograph Collection

Borehole Records Collection.

Marine Photographs Archive (1970 onwards)

Marine Survey Data from around the UK (1966 Onwards)

Single Onshore Borehole Index

Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format PDF; Version:Not Applicable
CSV; Version:Not Applicable
GIS; Version:N/A
Storage format Digital:Oracle Relational Database
Hardcopy:Paper copy
Digital:Scanned Image
Frequency of update irregular
Start of capture {ts '1969-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2017-09-20 11:32:24'} Not known
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Keywords
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords BOTTOM SAMPLING
DATA
DRILLING
GEOCHEMICAL DATA
GEOCHEMISTRY
GEOLOGICAL DATA
GEOLOGY
GRAPHIC LOGS
MARINE GEOCHEMISTRY
MARINE GEOLOGY
MARINE SEDIMENTS
MARINE SURVEYS
OFFSHORE DRILLING
SEA FLOOR
BOREHOLES
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Not available
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 62
East boundary  : 9
South boundary : 48
West boundary  : -21
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 3rd July 2014
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.