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Diamond Potential in Alberta: Distribution of Kimberlite and Kimberlite Indicator Mineral Clusters

Diamond Potential in Alberta: Distribution of Kimberlite and Kimberlite Indicator Mineral Clusters The specific purpose of this report was to provide geoscience information on Alberta's diamond potential to help guide land-use planning. Two known ... Show Abstract

Banas, A.  Eccles, D.R.  Dufresne, M.B.  2016-07-20

DIG 2016-0044

Relative Landslide Susceptibility Model of the Alberta Plains and Shield Regions (gridded data, geotiff format)

Importantly, it does not evaluate the probability of landslide occurrence over any specific period of time, nor does it evaluate the magnitude or impact of any potential landslide activity. [...]the model results should not be interpreted for the ... Show Abstract

Pawley, S.  Hartman, G.M.D.  Chao, D.K.  2016-12-15

ESR 2008-01

A Study of Peridotitic Garnet Xenocryst Compositions from Selected Ultramafic Bodies in the Northern Alberta Kimberlite Province: Implications for Mantle Stratigraphy and Garnet Classification

Electron microprobe (EMPA) major-element analyses of peridotitic garnet xenocrysts from the northern Alberta kimberlite province typically have well-defined lherzolitic paragenesis with geochemical affinities that are uncharacteristic of garnet in ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  Simonetti, A.  2008-03-01

DIG 2016-0038

Pick Elevations for the Bedrock Topography of the Alberta Plains (tabular data, tab delimited format)

Pick Elevations for the Bedrock Topography of the Alberta Plains (tabular data, tab delimited format) The bedrock topography of Alberta is the surface of the top of Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene bedrock, and reveals geomorphic features created by ... Show Abstract

Lyster, S.  MacCormack, K.E.  Atkinson, N.  2016-06-10

DIG 2016-0009

Mercury Porosimetry Data of Alberta Geological Units for Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Evaluation (tabular data, tab-delimited format)

Mercury Porosimetry Data of Alberta Geological Units for Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Evaluation (tabular data, tab-delimited format) The strata evaluated include the following units: basal Banff Formation, Colorado Group, Montney ... Show Abstract

Rokosh, C.D.  Crocq, C.S.  Pawlowicz, J.G.  Brazzoni, T.  2016-06-10

DIG 2016-0039

Bedrock Topography of Alberta (gridded data, ASCII format)

The bedrock topography of Alberta is the surface of the top of Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene bedrock, and reveals geomorphic features created by Paleogene to Recent river systems and Quaternary glaciation. The quality of this data has been ... Show Abstract

MacCormack, K.E.  Lyster, S.  Atkinson, N.  2016-06-10

DIG 2016-0001

Inorganic Geochemistry of Alberta Geological Units for Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Evaluation (tabular data, tab-delimited format)

Inorganic Geochemistry of Alberta Geological Units for Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Evaluation (tabular data, tab-delimited format) The strata evaluated include the following units: basal Banff Formation Colorado Group Duvernay Formation ... Show Abstract

Rokosh, C.D.  Crocq, C.S.  Pawlowicz, J.G.  Brazzoni, T.  2016-07-13

GEO 2002-03

Carbon-14 Dating of Groundwater from Selected Wells in Quaternary and Quaternary-Tertiary Sediments, Athabasca Oil Sands (In Situ) Area, Alberta

Carbon-14 Dating of Groundwater from Selected Wells in Quaternary and Quaternary-Tertiary Sediments, Athabasca Oil Sands (In Situ) Area, Alberta The Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) collected samples of groundwater for carbon-14 age (14C-age) dating ... Show Abstract

Lemay, T.G.  2002-12-01

DIG 2016-0040

Compilation of In Situ Stress Data from Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia (tabular data, tab delimited)

Abstract: This digital dataset is the compilation of an analysis of the in situ stress regime in several regions of Alberta and northeastern British Columbia conducted by Dr. Sebastian Bell under a contract with the Alberta Geological Survey from 1999 to 2004. The dataset includes both new and previously published estimates for vertical stress gradients, minimum horizontal stress gradients, and stress orientation. Understanding the state of stress in the subsurface has always been important in the development of energy resources. The recent development of unconventional oil sand and low permeability hydrocarbon deposits, waste fluid disposal, greenhouse gas sequestration, and potential geothermal energy extraction all require knowledge of the state of stress to operate safely and economically. A lack of understanding of the state of stress in a given project area has the potential to negatively affect the economics of such projects and may expose operators to increased liabilities. Regional-scale studies of the stress regime indicate that in southern and central Alberta the vertical stress (Sv) is the largest principal stress. The Sv magnitude is determined from the overburdened load and is calculated by integrating the bulk density log from ground surface to the depth of interest. This dataset contains 724 vertical stress gradient measurements from 126 wells in Alberta. The minimum horizontal stress (Shmin) can be evaluated using a variety of tests. While leak-off tests and fracture breakdown pressures have been used in the past for estimating the magnitude of the Shmin, mini-fracture tests (also known as DFITS) are currently considered a more accurate and consistent method. This dataset includes only mini-fracture test data, consisting of 106 minimum horizontal stress gradient measurements in 83 wells. Alberta was one of the first regions in the world where stress mapping began, originating in the pioneering borehole breakout developments of Dr. Bell from the Geological Survey of Canada in Calgary and Dr. Gough from the University of Alberta. The Shmin orientations can be determined from borehole breakouts, which are spalled cavities that occur on opposite walls of a borehole. This dataset contains 214 stress orientation measurements from 133 wells. Place Keywords 72e 72l 72m 73d 73e 73l 73m 74d 74e 74l 74m 82g 82h 82i 82j 82n 82o 82p 83a 83b 83c 83d 83e 83f 83g 83h 83i 83j 83k 83l 83m 83n 83o 83p 84a 84b 84c 84d 84e 84f 84g 84h 84i 84j 84k 84l 84m 84n 84o 84p Theme Keywords geology horizontal stresses minifrac stress orientation stresses vertical gradient vertical stresses

Haug, K.  Bell, J.S.  2016-08-09

DIG 2016-0002

Permeametry Analysis Results for Samples from Alberta Stratigraphic Units Evaluated for Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Resource Potential (tabular data, tab delimited format)

Permeametry Analysis Results for Samples from Alberta Stratigraphic Units Evaluated for Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Resource Potential (tabular data, tab delimited format) The strata evaluated include the following units: - basal Banff ... Show Abstract

Rokosh, C.D.  Crocq, C.S.  Pawlowicz, J.G.  Brazzoni, T.  2017-04-24

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