Prospectivity of Northern Ireland’s onshore sedimentary basins

GSNI have produced a review of the hydrocarbon prospectivity in Northern Ireland, based on released exploration information and GSNI’s own geological data archives, which potential applicants may find useful for their evaluation of the areas available for licensing. Applicants should not, of course, use the report, or the information therein, as a substitute for their own evaluation of the prospectivity of areas that they intend to apply for.

Copies of the prospectivity report may be obtained from the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland. Please contact GSNI at:

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 388462
Fax: +44 (0) 2890 388461

Or by e-mail to:

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Please note that the report is for information only. It does not constitute legal, technical or professional advice. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment does not accept any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature, however caused, which may be sustained as a result of reliance upon the information contained in the report.

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Last Updated: 29th June 2010