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TitleBiostratigraphic age control of late cretaceous-cenozoic strata on the Scotian Margin: an eventful story
AuthorFensome, R A; Williams, G L; Crux, J A; MacRae, R A; Thomas, F C; Gard, G; Fiorini, F
SourceExploring energy systems: 2005 Canadian Association of Petroleum Geologists-American Association of Petroleum Geologists Joint Annual Convention: abstracts; 2005, 1 pages
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 2004261
PublisherAmerican Association of Petroleum Geologists (Tulsa, OK, USA)
MeetingCanadian Society of Petroleum Geologists - American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2005 Joint Annual Convention; Calgary, Alberta; CA; June 19-22, 2005
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formathtm
ProvinceOffshore region; Nova Scotia
NTS10N; 21A; 10O; 20P; 11B; 11C; 11D; 11F; 11G
AreaScotian Slope
Lat/Long WENS -63.0000 -59.0000 44.0000 42.0000
Subjectspaleontology; biostratigraphy; pollen; spores; microfossils; Cenozoic; Mesozoic
ProgramConsolidating Canada's Geoscience Knowledge
AbstractSince the 1970s, little has been published on the Mesozoic-Cenozoic biostratigraphy of the Scotian Margin. In the interim, however, significant progress has been made on preparation techniques, taxonomic concepts, and refinement of biostratigraphic ranges. Moreover, calibration of biostratigraphic events to magnetostratigraphy and the global time-scale has further increased the potential for more accurate and detailed age control. Information for the present study is based mainly on information from six wells, selected to provide a composite section. These wells were analyzed for dinoflagellates, pollen and spores, calcareous nannofossils, and planktic and benthic foraminifera, and these studies have yielded a detailed sequence of biostratigraphic events for the Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic interval. The biostratigraphic information has been integrated with available non-biostratigraphic "event" information (e.g. well-log spikes, lithologic markers). The combination of data from several disciplines provides a remarkably refined and reliable composite stratigraphy for the Scotian Margin.

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