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TitleReport of activities for the stratigraphic and tectonic framework for the Baffin Bay Petroleum Systems, GEM 2 Baffin Project
AuthorDafoe, L T; Dickie, K; Williams, G L; Jauer, C D; Hynes, S; Brent, T A; Li, Q; Oakey, G N; Potter, D P; Haggart, J W; Smyth, H R; Currie, L D; Sweet, A R; DesRoches, K; Szlavko, B
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7960, 2016, 10 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceEastern offshore region; Northern offshore region
AreaLabrador Sea; Baffin Bay; Hatton Basin; Hudson Strait; Davis Strait
Lat/Long WENS -79.0000 -56.0000 78.0000 59.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; tectonics; fossil fuels; tectonic environments; tectonic interpretations; stratigraphic analyses; field work; compilation; hydrocarbons; hydrocarbon potential; petroleum exploration; petroleum; petroleum occurrence; petroleum resources; Baffin Bay Petroleum Systems
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramBaffin Petroleum Systems, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2016 03 09
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 2015, GEM program has successfully carried out 14 research 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)
The Canadian side of Baffin Bay, offshore Baffin Island represents a vast area with potential for viable petroleum systems within the layers of rock beneath the seafloor. These rock layers formed during opening of the North Atlantic Ocean and subsequent movement of Greenland relative to North America resulting in areas underlain by Cretaceous basins, oceanic crust, volcanic rocks, and extensive strike-slip and compressional features. Under the Baffin Project, the Stratigraphic and Tectonic Framework for the Baffin Bay Petroleum Systems activity aims to understand the fundamental geologic and tectonic evolution of the sedimentary basins in the Baffin Bay region and factors that control the petroleum potential. We will accomplish this by mapping the structure and stratigraphy of the sedimentary basins underlying the seafloor to produce maps of sediment thickness and to discover the timing of the key geologic elements needed to produce a complete petroleum system: source rocks, reservoir, seal, and migration pathways.