|Title||Report of activities for the Hudson Platform: stratigraphy, source rock and RADARSAT research, Nunavut and Manitoba, GEM 2 Hudson-Ungava Project|
|Author||Lavoie, D; Zhang, S; Desrochers, A; Castagner, A; Nicolas, M P B; Beauchemin, M; Decker, V|
|Source||Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7943, 2015, 23 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/297247 (Open Access)|
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Related||This publication is related to Lavoie, D; Nicolas, M P B;
Armstrong, D; Ardakani, O H; Jiang, C; Reyes, J; Dhillon, R S; Savard, M M; Pinet, N; Brake, V I; Duchesne, M J; Beauchemin, M; Tolszczuk-Leclerc, S; (2017). Report of activities for the 2017 GEM-2 Hudson Bay-Ungava Project: stratigraphy, source rock
and RADARSAT-2 research, Nunavut, Manitoba, and Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8319|
|Province||Ontario; Manitoba; Nunavut|
|NTS||32M; 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|
|Area||Hudson Bay; James Bay; Akpatok Island; Southampton Island|
|Lat/Long WENS|| -96.0000 -78.0000 66.0000 48.0000|
|Subjects||fossil fuels; stratigraphy; geophysics; hydrocarbons; hydrocarbon potential; sedimentary rocks; oil; oil shows; stratigraphic analyses; petroleum resources; petroleum exploration; petroleum occurrence;
satellites; satellite imagery; remote sensing; Hudson Platform; Hudson Bay Basin; Foxe Basin; Moose River Basin; RADARSAT; Paleozoic|
|Illustrations||location maps; stratigraphic columns; satellite images; photographs|
|Program||Hudson/Ungava, Stratigraphy Petroleum Basins, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals|
|Released||2015 11 20|
The Arctic is the last area with significant conventional hydrocarbon potential to be explored. A report by the United States Geological Survey indicates reserves of over 90 billion
barrels of oil, 44 billion barrels of natural gas liquids and 1670 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (Bird et al., 2008), with a significant portion of these reserves located in the Canadian Arctic.
The Hudson Bay basin is one of these under
explored sedimentary basins in the Canadian Arctic. The basin is the largest intracratonic basin in North America and if other similar basins in North America (Michigan, Illinois, Williston basins) are world-class hydrocarbon producers, the Hudson
Bay basin has significant potential. To date, only nine exploration wells have been drilled in this large basin
(4 onshore and 5 offshore) with no commercial discovery.
As part of the initial phase of the Geoscience for Energy and Minerals
(GEM) program, a reevaluation of historical exploration data and strategic acquisition of new hydrocarbon system data led to a preliminary positive evaluation of the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the basin (Lavoie et al., 2013, 2015a).
Bay - Ungava project of the second phase of the GEM program aims to provide new information and models for the evolution of the Hudson Bay basin which will serve as the cornerstone for a modern appraisal of the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the
largest sedimentary basin in Canada.
|Summary||(Plain Language Summary, not published)|
This report present a summary of field activities carried out in the summer of 2015 as part of the hydrocarbon theme of the Hudson Bay - Ungava GEM-2
project. The activities include the stratigraphic survey on Akpatok Island and the stratigraphic field trip in Manitoba as well as the detailed Upper Ordovician reef facies architure on Southampton Island.