Databases, GIS and modelling

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The BGS has undertaken resource assessments of shale gas in the UK for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (now BEIS).

We also have extensive databases relating to UK shales, geographical information systems (GIS) and modelling capability to handle and display the data.

Our capability includes:

  • databases of conventional oil and gas well data to identify potential targets.For example: maturity indices, total organic carbon and shale formation crops and thicknesses
  • seismic and well databases incorporated into a GIS as well as non-petroleum records e.g. from geological survey records
  • digitising/scanning existing subsurface maps, surface maps
  • 3D modelling


Contact Enquiries for further information or enquiries about BGS shale gas consultancy services.