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TitleReport of activities for the Hudson Platform: stratigraphic and source rock research, Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut
AuthorLavoie, D; Armstrong, D; Nicolas, M; Zhang, S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7713, 2015, 23 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceOntario; Manitoba; Nunavut
NTS32M; 33D; 33E; 33L; 33M; 33N; 34C; 34F; 34K; 34L; 34M; 34N; 35C; 35D; 35E; 35F; 35K; 35M; 35N; 42I; 42J; 42K; 42L; 42M; 42N; 42O; 42P; 43; 53H; 53I; 53J; 53K; 53N; 53O; 53P; 54A; 54B; 54C; 54F; 54K
AreaHudson Bay; James Bay
Lat/Long WENS -96.0000 -78.0000 66.0000 48.0000
Subjectsfossil fuels; stratigraphy; hydrocarbons; hydrocarbon potential; sedimentary rocks; oil; oil shows; stratigraphic analyses; petroleum resources; petroleum exploration; petroleum occurrence; Hudson Platform; Hudson Bay Basin; Foxe Basin; Moose River Basin; Paleozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; stratigraphic columns; tables
ProgramHudson/Ungava, Stratigraphy Petroleum Basins, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2015 01 21
The Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program is laying the foundation for sustainable economic development in the North. The Program provides modern public geoscience that will set the stage for long-term decision making related to investment in responsible resource development. Geoscience knowledge produced by GEM supports evidence-based exploration for new energy and mineral resources and enables northern communities to make informed decisions about their land, economy and society. Building upon the success of its first five-years, GEM has been renewed until 2020 to continue producing new, publically available, regional-scale geoscience knowledge in Canada's North. During the summer 2014, GEM's new research program has been launched with 14 field activities that include geological, geochemical and geophysical surveying. These activities have been undertaken in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, northerners and their institutions, academia and the private sector. GEM will continue to work with these key collaborators as the program advances.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Field works were carried out in Ontario, Manitoba and Akpatok Island. The Hudson Bay Basin is centered on Hudson Bay and extends onshore in Ontario and Manitoba as well as in Nunavut and Nunavik. The succession consists of Upper Ordovician to Upper Devonian carbonates with evaporites and shales. The project aims at evaluating in detail, the hydrocarbon potential of the Hudson Bay Basin. At the end of GEM-1, the synthesis of hydrocarbon system data led to the conclusion that this large sedimentary accumulation might be prospective for oil. The new project aims at precising this potential and identifies areas with higher potential. Field work and core description led to improvement of the stratigraphy and map pattern of Upper Ordovician to Middle Devonian successions in Manitoba and Ontario and previously unknown Lower Silurian hydrocarbon source rocks have been identified. In Akpatok Island, sampling and preliminary Rock Eval analyses of already known Upper Ordovician source rocks suggest that these are of high quality.