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General
Data set name

BP current meter data from the North Sea and English Channel (1971-1992)

Data holding centreBP Exploration & Production
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodJuly 1971, April/May 1972, July/August 1974, March/April 1975, April to May 1980, between November 1984 and May 1985, March to May 1990, summer months between 1986 and 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Sea, English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

Instruments

Current meters; current profilers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises current meter data collected for the BP Exploration Operating Company Limited for a variety of projects. The main data sets are summarised below: 1. Poole Bay OSCR survey, March to May 1990 2. West of Shetland, collected during the summer months between 1986 and 1992 3. Ravenspur Field, between November 1984 and May 1985 4. Firth of Forth, April to May 1980 5. Thistle Field 6. Ninian Field and Pipeline, July/August 1974 and March/April 1975 7. Forties Field and Pipeline, July 1971 and April/May 1972 Other, smaller data sets have been collected at the following locations: Site Latitude Longitude Water Start Date End Date ( min) ( min) Depth (m) North Sea Quest 53 46.24N 001 01.42E 32 26 Jan 1967 08 Mar 1967 Sandwave 57 25.12N 001 36W 26 Mar 1973 06 Apr 1973 Buchan Field 57 53N 000 01.54E 116 01 Feb 1982 12 May 1982 Pobie Bank 60 47.36N 000 13W 68 30 Mar 1975 28 Apr 1975 Andrew Field 58 08.2N 001 34.03E 105 11 May 1975 22 Jul 1975 West Orkneys 59 12.63N 004 09.5 W 106 Bristol Channel 51 22N 004 15W 46 Cleeton Field 54 02.02N 000 43.23E 53 31 Mar 1985 08 May 1985 54 02N 000 43.22E 50 07 Nov 1984 09 Jan 1985 Buchan Field 57 55N 000 06E 116 01 Feb 1982 19 Mar 1982 SW Approaches 49 34.28N 004 43.55W 90 18 Apr 1979 18 May 1979

OriginatorsBP Exploration & Production
Availability 
OrganisationBP Exploration & Production
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

BP Exploration & Production
BP - Offshore Systems, EPTG Chertsey Road
Sunbury on Thames
Middlesex
TW16 7LN
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1895 205706
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1059001
Global identifier765
Last revised2009-11-30