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TitleGeological and geochemical data from Mackenzie Corridor. Part II: Lithogeochemistry and Rock-Eval data for the black shale cored section of Little Bear N-09 well (Mackenzie Plain, Horn River Group, Devonian)
AuthorKabanov, P; Saad, S; Weleschuk, D J; Sanei, H
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7948, 2015, 26 pages,
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; xls; rtf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS96D/01; 96D/02; 96D/07; 96D/08; 96D/09; 96D/10; 96D/15; 96D/16
AreaMackenzie Valley; Mackenzie River
Lat/Long WENS-127.0000 -126.0000 65.0000 64.0000
Subjectsfossil fuels; geochemistry; lithogeochemistry; hydrocarbons; hydrocarbon potential; hydrocarbon migration; sedimentary rocks; wells; well log analyses; oil wells; shales; sedimentary basins; porosity; reservoir rocks; reservoirs; source rocks; source rock analyses; petroleum occurrence; petroleum resources; petroleum exploration; petroleum; lithology; depositional environment; Little Bear N09 Well; Imperial Formation; Canol Shale; Canol Formation; Bluefish Formation; Hare Indian Formation; Horn River Formation; Hume Formation; Ramparts Formation; Paleozoic; Devonian; Mesozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; stratigraphic columns; logs; plots; plots
Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
ProgramMackenzie Corridor, Shield to Selwyn, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2015 12 22; 2016 01 20; 2016 06 06; 2016 07 06
In this paper, we present new pyrolysis and bulk geochemical results obtained using a cored section of the Husky Little Bear N-09 exploration well, drilled in 2012. A total of 326 samples were collected at 0.5m spacing. This is the highest resolution of lithogeochemical logs for discerning stratigraphic units of black shale in the Canol shale gas zone This information can be found in public documents. Samples were collected from the Hume, Hare Indian and Canol formations. The contact between the Canol and Imperial formations is not encountered in this core. This report is concerned with specific major and trace elements associated with proximal siliciclastic flux, bioproductivity and anoxic paleoconditions of the basin. Rock Eval data from the Canol Formation indicates the presence of highquality Type II kerogen, indicating a hydrocarbon production potential within the peak oil, and marginally, the condensation zones.
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This paper reports on new pyrolysis and bulk geochemistry data from the cored section of the Husky Little Bear N-09 exploration well drilled in 2012. A total of 326 samples have been collected at an even step of 0.5 m, which provides the highest chemostratigraphic resolution for black-shale stratigraphic units within the Canol shale play available so far in published sources. The samples were collected from Hume, basinal-type Hare Indian, and Canol formations. The Canol/Imperial boundary is not intersected by core. Selected major and trace-element proxies to siliciclastic influx, bioproductivity, and basinal anoxia are discussed. Rock-Eval 6 data show high quality Type II hydrocarbon characteristic of Canol play and the post peak oil generation and marginally into the condensate zone.