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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 103

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

REP 95

Regional Stratigraphic Mapping and 3D Modelling of the Paleozoic Succession in Northeastern Alberta (Townships 59-104, Ranges 1-19 West of the Fourth Meridian)

Abstract: Regional-scale lithostratigraphic mapping of the entire Paleozoic succession in northeastern Alberta was undertaken to support the production of a high-resolution 500 x 500 m grid-cell 3-dimensional (3D) model. The stratigraphic dataset comprises formation- and member-level picks from 1307 wells covering 874 townships in an area encompassing the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP) area. The LARP area is of critical importance to the provincial and federal governments of Canada due to vast bitumen and other hydrocarbon deposits, and the industrial footprint associated with the extraction of these resources. Paleozoic stratigraphy in the area includes: 1) the lower part of the Middle Cambrian System, 2) the Elk Point Group, 3) the Beaverhill Lake Group, 4) the Woodbend Group, 5) the Winterburn Group, and 6) the Wabamun Group. Cambrian deposits subcrop beneath Devonian strata (sub-Devonian unconformity surface). Strata from the lower part of the Elk Point Subgroup are restricted to a number of sub-basins within the study area, whereas the rest of the overlying Devonian strata are more laterally extensive and form the subcrop at the sub-Cretaceous unconformity surface. The Paleozoic succession is floored by the Precambrian crystalline basement, which in the study area crops out in the far northeast as part of the Athabasca Basin and the Marguerite River Complex, beyond the Phanerozoic basin margin. Detailed mapping of the Prairie Evaporite Formation was undertaken to redefine the location and extent of the Prairie Evaporite halite scarp, which is a well-known intrastratal dissolution feature that runs NNW-SSE through the study area. The dissolution of greater than 200 m of halite from within the Prairie Evaporite Formation resulted in structural compensation and collapse of the overlying Devonian succession. The resulting structural depression created substantial accommodation space that was the locale for deposition of much of the lower part of the Lower Cretaceous Mannville Group siliciclastics. Redefining the location and extent of the Prairie Evaporite halite dissolution scarp was accomplished through detailed mapping of internal member and marker bed stratigraphy, combined with net evaporite mapping of halite and anhydrite using modern log suites. The top of the Paleozoic succession in the study area is the sub-Cretaceous unconformity; an angular unconformity. This surface forms the interface between Paleozoic and Mesozoic strata, and its proper reconstruction is integral in understanding depositional trends in the latter, as well as basin hydrodynamics in northeastern Alberta. The deep regional well control used for stratigraphic mapping was also employed to produce a detailed model predicting the location of Devonian subcrop belts at the sub-Cretaceous unconformity surface. Delineation of the unconformity surface was supplemented with an additional 7188 picks, most of which just “tag” the Devonian, as part of the Mesozoic mapping component that completed the Phanerozoic mapping for the 3D model in the LARP area.   Place Keywords 73l 73m 74d 74e 83i 83p 84a 84h alberta athabasca oil sands area canada cold lake oil sands area northeast alberta Theme Keywords 3d models beaverhill lake group cambrian elk point group evaporite geology keg river formation paleozoic prairie evaporite salt scarps sub-cretaceous uncertainty modelling unconformity wabamun group winterburn group woodbend group

Hauck, T.E.  MacCormack, K.E.  Babakhani, M.  2018-02-08

DIG 2018-0011

Groundwater Yield Continuum for Southern Alberta (GIS data, polygon features)

Groundwater Yield Continuum for Southern Alberta (GIS data, polygon features) The yield continuum classifies groundwater yield along a spectrum that helps define total groundwater availability. The classes within the groundwater yield continuum ... Show Abstract

Klassen, J.  Liggett, J.E.  2018-10-23

DIG 2018-0013

In-Situ Stress Measurements for the Duvernay Formation, Alberta (tabular data, tab-delimited format)

In-Situ Stress Measurements for the Duvernay Formation, Alberta (tabular data, tab-delimited format) Measurements of the in-situ stress directions and magnitudes at the level of the Duvernay Formation are reported from multiple sets of oriented ... Show Abstract

Shen, L.  Schmitt, D.R.  Haug, K.  2018-10-26

OFR 2018-09

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Southern Alberta

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Southern Alberta The aquifer yield results of this study can be used to assess potential, order of magnitude, regional groundwater yields and to compare relative differences between ... Show Abstract

Klassen, J.  Liggett, J.E.  Pavlovskii, I.  Abdrakhimova, P.  2018-10-23

MAP 032

Uppermost Cretaceous and Tertiary Strata of Central and Southern Alberta

The mapped formations are, from youngest to oldest: St. Mary River, Edmonton, Eastend, Willow Creek, Paskapoo, Ravenscrag, Porcupine Hills, Cypress Hills and Handhills. Place Keywords alberta canada 72e 72l 72m 73d 73e 72l 73m 82g 82h 82i 82j 82n ... Show Abstract

Carrigy, M.A.  1971-01-01

OFR 2015-07

Investigation of Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil and Bitumen in the Peace River Oil Sands Area: 3-D Geological Modelling and Petroleum Geochemistry

Report of Recommendations on Odours and Emissions in the Peace River Area), and included the creation of a three-dimensional (3-D) geological model, designing and implementing a petroleum sampling and analysis program, and defining geological plays ... Show Abstract

Anderson, S.D.A.  Filewich, C.  Lyster, S.  MacCormack, K.E.  2015-08-04

OFR 2017-07

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Central Alberta

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Central Alberta The aquifer-yield continuum classifies groundwater yield along a spectrum that helps define total groundwater availability and is bound by two extremes: non-use and maximum ... Show Abstract

Klassen, J.  Smerdon, B.D.  2018-02-14

OFR 2017-02

Hydrocarbon Resource Potential of the Duvernay Formation in Alberta - Update

The 2012 assessment of the Duvernay Formation included only the very earliest test wells in the Duvernay and therefore made many assumptions about rock properties, water saturation, fluid distributions, and pressure and temperature regimes. New ... Show Abstract

Lyster, S.  Corlett, H.  Berhane, H.  2017-07-20