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SPE 015

Petrography of the Mountain Lake Pipe, Grande Prairie Area, Alberta, Canada

Twelve samples rich in altered juvenile olivine from the Mountain Lake Pipe (holes ML95-1 and ML95-3) were studied for texture and mineralogy. Contrary to an earlier interpretation that Mountain Lake Pipe rocks are entirely extrusive crater-facies ... Show Abstract

Skupinski, A.  Langenberg, C.W.  2002-03-01

SPE 007

Regional Evaluation of the Coal Bed Methane Potential in the Plains and Foothills of Alberta, Stratigraphy and Rank Study

Regional Evaluation of the Coal Bed Methane Potential in the Plains and Foothills of Alberta, Stratigraphy and Rank Study The coal resource in place in Alberta is tremendous by whichever estimate is used. The geologic model developed for the ... Show Abstract

Rottenfusser, B.  Langenberg, C.W.  Mandryk, G.B.  Richardson, R.J.H.  Fildes, B.J.  Olic, J.  Stewart, S.A.  Eccles, D.R.  Evans, C.  Spelrem, M.  Sprecher, B.  Brulotte, M.  Gentzis, T.  Wynne, D.A.  Yuan, L.P.  1999-02-01

SPE 055

Petrography of Ardley Coals, Alberta - Implications for Coalbed Methane Potential

Abstract: This report describes chemical and petrological characteristics of coal seams from the Ardley Coal Zone, Scollard Formation, and Alberta and evaluates their coalbed methane (CBM) potential. The seams were sampled at mine sites west of Edmonton (Genesee, Highvale, Whitewood) and from outcrop sections in the Red Deer Valley, east of Red Deer. The seams were sampled 1) by full seam channel samples, which were subsequently analyzed by proximate analysis, determination of sulphur content, vitrinite reflectance and maceral analysis; and 2) by many lithotype samples from seam base to seam top to determine in-seam variations in petrography compositionThe results indicate that all coals are subbituminous in rank and will not have generated thermally derived gas. However, biogenic gas may have been generated by interaction with circulating ground water. Cumulative coal thickness at the locations studied is between 5 and 10 m, with individual seams having a thickness in excess of 3 m. These factors make the Ardley Coal Zone an exploration target in areas, which increased coal rank at depth, may have generated significant amounts of thermogenic gas. Also favourable for CBM exploration are the relatively low ash yields (11-21 wt. %) and sulphur contents (0.15-0.48 wt. %) in seams greater than 1 m in thickness.The seams show significant differences in petrographic composition, with the highest vitrinite contents associated with the base of the coal zone (No. 6 seam at Highvale and Whitewood and No. 3 seam at Genesee). Predominant lithotypes in most seams are banded dull and dull, although some coals are characterized by predominance of banded coal and banded bright and bright lithotypes.The comprehensive petrographic dataset on the Ardley Coal Zone presented in this report has demonstrated that1) There exist significant compositional differences between the various seams; and2) There exist significant in-seam compositional variations, both on the macroscopic (lithotype) and microscopic (maceral) level.Based on previous studies, it is suggested that the brighter seams of the Ardley Coal Zone and the seams with the highest vitrinite contents will have the highest potential for gas generation and gas storage. Place Keywords 82p 83a Theme Keywords coal coalbed methane

Kalkreuth, W.D.  Langenberg, C.W.  2002-12-01

BUL 045

Polyphase Deformation in the Canadian Shield of Northeastern Alberta

Two generations of structures can be distinguished in the granite gneisses and intercalated high-grade metasediments of the basement neiss complex, which has been shown to be Archean by radiometry dating. In some areas, D2 folds form parts of domes ... Show Abstract

Langenberg, C.W.  1983-01-01

BUL 056

Deformed Lower Cretaceous coal-bearing strata of the Grande Cache area, Alberta

The Lower Cretaceous Luscar Group includes a thin basal conglomerate (Cadomin Formation), a predominantly non marine sandstone and shale unit that locally contains coal (Gladstone Formation), a shallow marine shale and sandstone unit (Moosebar ... Show Abstract

Langenberg, C.W.  Kalkreuth, W.D.  Wrightson, C.B.  1987-01-01

BUL 042

Polyphase Metamorphism in the Canadian Shield of Northeastern Alberta

During the Archean metamorphic cycle, metasediments were metamorphosed under high pressure granulite conditions (M1). Coexisting garnet-biotite and garnet-cordierite pairs in the metasediments allows estimation of P-T conditions during the ... Show Abstract

Langenberg, C.W.  Nielsen, P.A.  1982-01-01

ESR 2002-05

Regional Evaluation of the Coalbed Methane Potential of the Foothills/Mountains of Alberta (Second Edition)

Regional Evaluation of the Coalbed Methane Potential of the Foothills/Mountains of Alberta (Second Edition) The potential gas content of all shallow coal zones totals about 878 x 109m3 (31 Tcf)1 of CBM, which is considered an inferred, initial, ... Show Abstract

Langenberg, C.W.  Beaton, A.P.  Berhane, H.  2002-10-01

ESR 2000-03

Remnants of (Possibly Diamondiferous) Ultramafic Igneous Rocks in Bedrock of the Kakwa/Wapiti area, West Central Alberta

Bedrock sampling at 23 sites, heavy mineral separation and microprobing confirmed that indicator minerals of ultramafic igneous rocks are present in Cretaceous bedrock of the Wapiti area (NTS 83L). Para-magnetic heavy minerals (>3.3 SG) from ... Show Abstract

Langenberg, C.W.  Skupinski, A.  Beaton, A.P.  2000-01-01

ESR 1984-07

Fitzgerald, Tulip-Mercredi-Charles Lakes district, Alberta

A major structural feature in the Slave Granitoid body, the Tulip Dome, contains symmetrical screens of narrow high grade metasedimentary rock bands that define a ghost stratigraphy. Small scale domal and basinal structures within the north section ... Show Abstract

Godfrey, J.D.  Langenberg, C.W.  1986-01-01

ESR 1989-01

Coal Quality variation in the Cadomin-Luscar coalfield, Alberta

The economic Jewel Seam forms part of the Lower Cretaceous Gates Formation and has a stratigraphic thickness of 10 m. Its depositional setting was on a coastal plain, well removed from marine clastic influences. Shortening of the strata by folding ... Show Abstract

Langenberg, C.W.  MacDonald, D.E.  Kalkreuth, W.D.  Strobl, R.S.  1989-01-01

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