An independent study conducted by the British Geological Survey (BGS) of shale gas and shale oil resources in the Midland Valley of Scotland.

Geoscientists from the BGS have reviewed the geology and estimated the in-place resources for the volume of shale gas and oil in the ground. Reserve and recovery estimation is not possible at this stage. In order to estimate the shale gas and oil reserves, drilling and testing of new wells will be required to understand if commercial production rates could be achieved.

Note on Appendices A, B, C, D, E & F

  • Appendix A is Midland Valley of Scotland resource calculation
  • Appendix B is Additional detail on Midland Valley stratigraphy, magmatism, tectonism and oil and gas shows.
  • Appendix C is Well and borehole interpretations and correlations
  • Appendix D is Results of BGS 2014 Rock-Eval analysis
  • Appendix E is Results of BGS 2014 XRD mineralogy analysis
  • Appendix F is Well log TOC study

Shapefiles and geodatabase

Shapefiles and geodatabase for Midland Valley of Scotland Shale areas