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TitleGeological reconnaissance, Akpatok Island, Nunavut
AuthorZhang, S; Mate, D
SourceCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, summary of activities 2014/Bureau géoscientifique Canada-Nunavut, sommaire des activités 2014; Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, Summary of Activities vol. 3, 2014 p. 79-88
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140279
PublisherCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office
File formatpdf
NTS25C/08; 25C/09; 25B/05; 25B/12
Lat/Long WENS-68.5000 -67.5000 60.7500 60.2500
ProgramHudson/Ungava, Stratigraphy Petroleum Basins, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
AbstractThe work presented here is part of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program (GEM) Hudson-Ungava Project. The aim of the project is to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential in Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay. Aone-day geological reconnaissance on Akpatok Island, carried out by the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office on August 15, 2014, resulted in 1) identification of the elevation and possible stratigraphic position of the organic-rich interval; 2) recognition that the rock sequence of Ordovician age on Akpatok Island contains good to very good petroleum source rocks; and 3) identification of outcrops with workable sections at different elevations across the island. This work provided essential data for more detailed stratigraphic fieldwork in the future, and will help in a preliminary assessment of the hydrocarbon source rock potential in Ungava Bay and the Hudson Strait.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This is part of the Hudson¿Ungava Project under the 2014-2020 Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) Program II; the aim of the project is to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential in the Hudson Bay and Ungava Bay. The one-day geological reconnaissance on the Akpatok Island carried out by the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office includes searching for the organic-rich interval within the Ordovician sequence and the outcrops with workable sections covering different levels of the island in order to provide essential data for a more detailed field work in the future and to assess the hydrocarbon potential in the Ungava Bay.