The South Morecambe Field, Blocks 110/2a, 110/3a, 110/8a, UK East Irish Sea

  title={The South Morecambe Field, Blocks 110/2a, 110/3a, 110/8a, UK East Irish Sea},
  author={Iain A. Stuart and Greig Cowan},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Memoirs},
  pages={527 - 541}
Abstract The South Morecambe Gas Field has been developed as a seasonal supply field to boost supplies to the National Transmission System at times of peak demand. This mode of operation has led to a requirement for exceptionally high reliability in all aspects of the development. This requirement has prompted the generation of an accurate and comprehensive geological model so that reservoir performance can be predicted as reliably as possible, and that wells can be drilled in optimum locations… 
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