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REP 01

First Annual Report on the Mineral Resources of Alberta

First Annual Report on the Mineral Resources of Alberta Much has yet to be done, and considerable field investigation must be carried out before the extent of the mineral resources of the Province of Alberta can be determined.The details given in ... Show Abstract

Allan, J.A.  1920-02-17

SPE 102

Limestone and Dolomite Prospects for Industrial Use in the Alberta Foothills and Front Ranges

Limestone and Dolomite Prospects for Industrial Use in the Alberta Foothills and Front Ranges The specific purpose of this report was to provide geoscience information on limestone and dolomite prospects to help guide land use planning ... Show Abstract

Krueger, K.  Kluczny, P.  Dahrouge, J.R.  2016-07-20

SPE 107

Hydrocarbon Analysis by Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography on Selected Alberta Strata (Viking, Westgate, Cardium, Wilrich, Exshaw)

Hydrocarbon Analysis by Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography on Selected Alberta Strata (Viking, Westgate, Cardium, Wilrich, Exshaw) Six core samples, from five well locations in Alberta, were sent to Trican Geological Solutions Ltd. for thermal ... Show Abstract

Pawlowicz, J.G.  Anderson, S.D.A.  Rokosh, C.D.  2017-09-28

SPE 092

Subsurface Characterization of the Edmonton-Area Acid-Gas Injection Operations

Abstract: Injection of acid gas in the Edmonton region takes place at five sites into three different stratigraphic intervals. Acid gas dissolved in water in the Redwater oil field, and the resulting weak acidic solution ("sour" water) is injected into the depleted Leduc Formation Redwater reef trough 47 alternating wells. Dry acid gas is injected at four other sites. At Golden Spike and Watelet, the acid gas is injected into deep Devonian carbonate aquifers (Beaverhill Lake Group and Cooking Lake Formation, respectively). At Acheson and Strathfield, the acid gas is injected into depleted gas reservoirs in the Cretaceous Lower Mannville Group. Acheson, operating since 1990, is actually the oldest acid-gas injection operation in Canada and the world. By the end of 2003, more than 200 kt of acid gas have been injected into deep geological formations in the Edmonton region. If only the natural setting is considered, including geology and flow of formation waters, the basin and local-scale hydrogeological analyses indicate that injecting acid gas into these deep geological units in the Edmonton region is basically a safe operation with no potential for acid-gas migration to shallower strata, potable groundwater and the surface. At Redwater, the acid gas is already dissolved in water and it will dissolve further in the formation water, with no possibility for migration or leakage, being contained in the Redwater reef. At Golden Spike, the acid gas injected into an isolated, confined reefal carbonate in the Beaverhill Lake Group is contained by the surrounding and overlying low-permeability argillaceous limestone at the top of the Beaverhill Lake Group. At Watelet, upward migration is impeded by the overlying thick and tight shales of the Ireton Formation. While the acid-gas plume may migrate updip, it will dissolve in formation water long before it may reach the sub-Cretaceous unconformity. Even there, thick overlying Cretaceous shales will impede any upward migration. At Strathfield and Acheson, the acid gas will be contained within the gas reservoir that is the respective injection target. Upward migration is not possible, as a result of thick and tight overlying shales of the Clearwater Formation and its equivalents. Lateral migration within the gas reservoir has been recorded in 2003 at Acheson, where, after 13 years of injection, CO2 has been detected at an offset producing well at 3625 m distance in the same gas pool. However, migration within the same unit, particularly in a gas reservoir, is expected and its occurrence should not come as a surprise.The entire stratigraphic interval from the Beaverhill Lake Group to the Lower Mannville Group is overlain by thick shales of the Colorado Group and Lea Park Formation. There are many barriers to acid-gas migration from an injection zone into other strata, and the flow process, if it will ever happen, would take an extremely long time on a geological time scale. Any acid-gas plume would disperse and dissolve in formation water during flow on such large time and spatial scales.There is no potential for acid-gas leakage through fractures. However, the possibility for upward leakage of acid gas exists along wells that were improperly completed and/or abandoned, or along wells whose cement and/or tubing have degraded or may degrade in the future as a result of chemical reactions with formation brine and/or acid gas. A review of the status and age of wells that penetrate the respective injection unit at each site shows that most wells were drilled in the 1950s and 1960s, and that the majority of wells are abandoned. Although no leakage has been detected and reported, the potential for this occurring in the future should be considered. Place Keywords 83a 83g 83h 83i alberta canada edmonton Theme Keywords acid gas geology hydrogeology injection lithology mannville group stratigraphy

Bachu, S.  Buschkuehle, B.E.  Haug, K.  Michael, K.  2008-04-14

MEM 01

Geology of the McMurray Formation. Part III, General geology of the McMurray area

In this area, the Mesozoic strata which outcrop in the Athabasca River Valley hold the world�s greatest known reserve of oil and the underlying Paleozoic strata contain notable deposits of halite and gypsum at moderate depth. A description of ... Show Abstract

Carrigy, M.A.  1959-01-01

MAP 600

Bedrock Geology of Alberta

The geology of the Rocky Mountains and the Rocky Mountain Foothills is also the product of compilation with rare instances of new geological interpretation (e.g., the interpretation of bedrock geology beneath drift-filled valleys). The Cretaceous ... Show Abstract

Prior, G.J.  Hathway, B.  Glombick, P.M.  Pana, D.I.  Banks, C.J.  Hay, D.C.  Schneider, C.L.  Grobe, M.  Elgr, R.  Weiss, J.A.  2013-06-17

SPE 100

Petrographic Analysis of 21 Shale and Siltstone Outcrop Samples from Alberta

In 2007, the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) initiated a project to determine the quantity and spatial extent of shale gas resources in Alberta. [...]this project has expanded to include shale- and siltstone-hosted hydrocarbons (oil, gas, and ... Show Abstract

Rokosh, C.D.  Anderson, S.D.A.  Pawlowicz, J.G.  2016-09-20

SPE 096

Sphalerite and kimberlite indicator minerals in till from the Zama Lake region, northwest Alberta (NTS 84L and 84M)

Canadian Shield rocks, Paleozoic carbonates and quartzite from the Athabasca Basin and the Cordillera. Kimberlite indicator minerals (KIMs) including Cr-pyrope, Cr-diopside and chromite are present in trace amounts (1 to 2 grains in nine ... Show Abstract

Plouffe, A.  Paulen, R.C.  Smith, R.  Kjarsgaard, I.M.  2008-01-08

ESN 1980-A

Potential industrial clays of Alberta : a preliminary assessment, Part II

From the same area, samples of Kaskapau Formation dry well, firing range is moderate to long, and the milk chocolate brown colour could be acceptable in "earth colour" pottery or structural clay products. A sample from the Bearpaw Formation in the ... Show Abstract

Scafe, D.W.  1980-01-01


Alberta clays and shales : summary of ceramic properties

Ceramic test data for more than 200 deposits of clays and shales in Alberta resulted largely from early investigations of the Federal Department of Mines (1912-15, 1932) supplemented by more recent work of Alberta Research ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  Babet, P.H.  1975-03-01