|Title||Geological reconnaissance, Akpatok Island, Nunavut|
|Author||Zhang, S; Mate, D|
|Source||Canada-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.
|Alt Series||Earth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140279|
|Publisher||Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office|
|NTS||25C/08; 25C/09; 25B/05; 25B/12|
|Lat/Long WENS||-68.5000 -67.5000 60.7500 60.2500|
|Program||Hudson/Ungava, Stratigraphy Petroleum Basins, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals|
|Abstract||The 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.