|Title||The Mackenzie corridor petroleum province, northern mainland of Canada|
|Author||Hannigan, P K;
Morrow, D W; MacLean, B C|
|Source||CSEG CSPG CWLS GeoConvention 2012, abstracts; 2012 p. 1-3|
|Links||Online - En ligne|
|Alt Series||Earth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20110381|
|Meeting||CSEG CSPG CWLS GeoConvention 2012; Calgary; CA; May 14-18, 2012|
|NTS||85J; 85K; 85L; 85M; 85N; 85O; 86C; 86D; 86E; 96; 97A|
|Area||Mackenzie Corridor; Mackenzie Valley; Mackenzie River|
|Lat/Long WENS||-132.0000 -114.0000 69.0000 62.0000|
|Subjects||fossil fuels; general geology; hydrocarbons; hydrocarbon potential; petroleum; petroleum resources; petroleum exploration; petroleum occurrence; sedimentary rocks; Precambrian; Proterozoic|
|Program||GEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and
Minerals, Mackenzie Delta and Corridor|
The Mackenzie Corridor, an area through which the proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline would run, comprises the northern extension of the prolific Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.
Although exploration has had a long and partially successful history in the region, the province is classified as frontier because of low overall seismic and drilling coverage. The Geological Survey of Canada has recently completed the first major
comprehensive exploration play-based petroleum assessment of the region supporting the contention that this is a frontier petroleum province with significant potential.