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TitleA combined depth and thermal maturity map of the Canol Formation, northern Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories
AuthorHadlari, T; MacLean, B C; Pyle, L J; Fallas, K M; Durbano, A M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7865, 2015, 7 pages (1 sheet), (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.location, 1:769,230
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; xls; rtf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories; Yukon
NTS95M; 95N; 95O; 96B; 96C; 96D; 96E; 96F; 96G; 96K; 96L; 96M; 96N; 106; 116H; 116I; 116P
AreaMackenzie River; Mackenzie Valley; Norman Wells
Lat/Long WENS-137.0000 -122.0000 68.0000 63.0000
Subjectsfossil fuels; oil; source rocks; correlations; reservoir rocks; hydrocarbon migration; thermal maturation; organic materials; Canol Formation
ProgramShale-hosted petroleum ressource assessment, Geoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES)
Released2015 12 10
AbstractThere are many factors that are important for unconventional hydrocarbon prospectivity, this report shows a map of two based on the premise that Canol Formation contains natural fractures at relatively shallow levels, which has a negative impact on hydrocarbon production from stimulated fractures. Firstly, a depth map of Canol Formation was generated from interpretations of seismic data and well logs and is contained within a subsurface zero edge determined from both subsurface data and bedrock maps. Secondly, previously published thermal maturity data for the Canol Formation were plotted as Tmax values on the map, highlighting a 430-465 oil window. There is an area through most of Peel Plain and parts of Mackenzie Plain where the Canol Formation is within the oil window and resides at depths greater than 600 m.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This contribution uses two factors that are important for development of unconventional shale resources to produce a map that will help to delineate prospective fairways. Thermal maturity and depth are favourable throughout most of the Peel Plain and parts of Mackenzie Plain.