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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

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 2018-0006

Permafrost Site Location Training Data for Northern Alberta (tabular data, tab-delimited format)

The dataset is restricted to northern Alberta, because in Alberta, with the exception of the Alberta Rocky Mountains and Foothills region, no permafrost exists south of 56° N latitude. The data represent point locations where the presence or ... Show Abstract

Pawley, S.M.  Utting, D.J.  2018-06-27

DIG 2018-0008

Permafrost Classification Model for Northern Alberta (gridded data, GeoTIFF format)

Permafrost Classification Model for Northern Alberta (gridded data, GeoTIFF format) Place Keywords 74d 74e 74l 74m 84a 84b 84c 84d 84e 84f 84g 84h 84i 84j 84k 84l 84m 84n 84o 84p alberta canada Theme Keywords land use planning permafrost Place ... Show Abstract

Pawley, S.M.  Utting, D.J.  2018-06-27

OFR 2018-06

Geochronology in Support of the Alberta Table of Formations: Rhenium-Osmium Isotope Dating of Selected Devonian and Jurassic Core Samples from Central and Northern Alberta

Geochronology in Support of the Alberta Table of Formations: Rhenium-Osmium Isotope Dating of Selected Devonian and Jurassic Core Samples from Central and Northern Alberta The samples were collected from core hosted by the Alberta Energy Regulator ... Show Abstract

Pana, D.I.  Creaser, R.A.  Toma, J.  Playter, T.L.  Corlett, H.  Hauck, T.E.  Peterson, J.T.  Grobe, M.  Poulton, T.P.  2018-06-05

DIG 2018-0007

Permafrost Probability Model for Northern Alberta (gridded data, GeoTIFF format)

Permafrost Probability Model for Northern Alberta (gridded data, GeoTIFF format) Place Keywords 74d 74e 74l 74m 84a 84b 84c 84d 84e 84f 84g 84h 84i 84j 84k 84l 84m 84n 84o 84p alberta canada Theme Keywords land use planning permafrost Place ... Show Abstract

Pawley, S.M.  Utting, D.J.  2018-06-27

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

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 72

Geology of the McMurray Formation; Part I: Foraminifera of the Upper McMurray and Basal Clearwater Formations; and Part II: Heavy Minerals of the McMurray Formation

Part I of this report describes fifteen species and subspecies of Foraminifera--of which twelve are new--from the upper part of the McMurray formation and the basal part of the Clearwater formation in the lower Athabasca River area of northeastern ... Show Abstract

Mellon, G.B.  Wall, J.H.  1956-01-01

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)

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 ... Show Abstract

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

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