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TitleQualitative assessment of petroleum potential in Lancaster Sound region, Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorAtkinson, E AORCID logo; Fustic, MORCID logo; Hanna, M C; Lister, C J
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8297, 2017, 18 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNunavut; Northern offshore region
NTS16; 26; 27; 38; 48; 58D; 58E
AreaLancaster Sound; National Marine Conservation Area
Lat/Long WENS -95.0000 -52.0000 76.0000 60.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; marine geology; tectonics; fossil fuels; Paleogene; Eocene; Paleocene; geophysical interpretations; seismic interpretations; seismic profiles, marine; marine environments; geological history; tectonic history; tectonic setting; tectonic elements; continental margins; plate margins; rifts; aulacogens; basins; basin evolution; deformation; crustal studies; structural analyses; structural features; faults, transform; grabens; hydrocarbon potential; petroleum resources; seismic exploration; Lancaster Basin; Lancaster rift; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Tertiary; Mesozoic; Cretaceous
Illustrationsgeoscientific sketch maps; location maps; stratigraphic charts; tables
ProgramGeoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES) Frontier basin analysis
Released2017 08 30
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is evaluating the petroleum resource potential for areas identified for protection as part of the Government of Canada¿s commitment to conserve 10% of its marine areas by 2020. The Government of Canada, through Parks Canada Agency (PCA) is proposing to establish a National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) that includes much of Lancaster Sound in Nunavut. NRCan, through the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) conducted a qualitative petroleum resource assessment for a large area of Lancaster Sound and surrounding areas within which the NMCA would eventually be defined. This Open File Report details the methodology and the results of the GSC analysis. Petroleum prospectivity was mapped throughout the region, and a map overlay describing the mineral potential was also provided.

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