|Title||Report of activities for the GEM-2 Hudson Bay Basin project: stratigraphy, source rock, and RADARSAT research, Nunavut, Manitoba and Ontario, GEM 2 Hudson-Ungava Project|
|Author||Lavoie, D; Armstrong, D; Nicolas, M P B; Zhang, S; Pinet, N; Reyes, J; Beauchemin, M; Decker, V; Castagner, A; Desrochers, A; Galloway, J M; Duchesne, M J|
|Source||Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8126, 2016, 33 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/299191 (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||25N; 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;
|Area||Hudson Bay; James Bay; Hudson Strait; Foxe Basin|
|Lat/Long WENS|| -96.0000 -63.0000 66.0000 48.0000|
|Subjects||fossil fuels; stratigraphy; hydrocarbons; hydrocarbon potential; sedimentary rocks; sedimentary basins; oil; oil shows; stratigraphic analyses; petroleum resources; petroleum exploration; petroleum
occurrence; Hudson Platform; Hudson Bay Basin; Foxe Basin; Moose River Basin; RADARSAT-2; Paleozoic|
|Illustrations||location maps; tables; digital elevation models; profiles; photographs; photomicrographs|
|Program||Hudson/Ungava Hydrocarbon source rocks, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals|
|Released||2016 10 24|
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, only nine
exploration wells have been drilled in the Hudson Bay Basin (4 onshore and 5 offshore) between 1960s to early 1980s, with no commercial discovery. As part of the initial phase of the Geoscience for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program, a re-evaluation
of historical exploration data and strategic acquisition of new hydrocarbon system data led to the conclusion that most of the key elements for a petroleum system are present in the Hudson Bay Basin, suggesting that its hydrocarbon potential has been
under evaluated (Lavoie et al., 2013, 2015).
The Hudson 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 (Fig. 1).
This report presents a summary of all laboratory works carried out in the 3 activities currently in progress for the energy component of the
GEM-2 Hudson-Ungava project; stratigraphy, source and reservoir rocks and RADARSAT-2.
|Summary||(Plain Language Summary, not published)|
This report presents a summary of all in-progress activities part of the hydrocarbon component of the Hudson Bay - Ungava project. Two of these
activities are the subject of standalone completed Open File contributions given the advancement of the work (source rock kinematics and Apatite fission tracks). The described preliminary results are also subject of provincial and territorial
detailed contributions (Ontario, Manitoba, Nunavut) and others are contributions for in progress research for which no RC are available in the PPI (Radarsat and High resolution seafloor bathymetry).