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TitleReport of activities for integrated Devonian to Cretaceous studies of the northern Mackenzie Corridor, GEM2 Mackenzie Project
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AuthorHadlari, T; Jiang, C; Fallas, K M; Ardakani, O H; Galloway, J M; Sulphur, K C; Bell, K M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7977, 2015, 11 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/297422
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS96B; 96C; 96D/09; 96D/10; 96D/11; 96D/14; 96D/15; 96D/16; 96E; 96F; 96G
AreaMackenzie Corridor; Mackenzie River; Norman Wells
Lat/Long WENS-128.0000 -122.0000 66.0000 64.0000
Subjectsfossil fuels; structural geology; stratigraphy; bedrock geology; structural features; folds; faults; petroleum resources; hydrocarbon potential; oil wells; tectonostratigraphic zones; Canol Formation; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Devonian; Paleozoic
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramMackenzie Corridor, Shield to Selwyn, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2015 12 14
AbstractThe Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program lays the foundation for sustainable economic development in the North. The Mackenzie region of interest contains a producing oil field at Norman Wells. Our research seeks to better understand the Norman Wells oil field in order to develop petroleum models for the broader region. We propose a new model of thrust-related exhumation and natural fracture-induced oil migration from the Canol Formation source rock to the carbonate reservoir. Ongoing research will test this hypothesis and explore the implications of this model for the hydrocarbon potential of the region.
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Ongoing research relates the Devonian to Cretaceous tectonostratigraphy to the petroleum geology of the northern Mackenzie regions. A synthesis of the past 400 Ma has led to a new conceptual petroleum model for the major producing oil field in the region, Norman Wells, and current research seeks to test elements of the model using applied geochemistry, palynology, and basin reconstructions.
GEOSCAN ID297422