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TitleReport of activities for the stratigraphic and tectonic framework for the Baffin Bay Petroleum Systems (2017), offshore Labrador and offshore Nunavut: GEM-2 Baffin Project
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AuthorDafoe, L T; Dickie, K; Williams, G L; Bingham-Koslowski, N; Jauer, C D; Haggart, J W; Bates, J
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8315, 2017, 10 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/306136
Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
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ProvinceNorthern offshore region; Nunavut; Newfoundland and Labrador
NTS14; 15; 16; 25; 26A; 26H; 27; 28; 37H; 38; 48D; 48E
AreaLabrador Sea; Baffin Bay; Davis Strait; Baffin Island
Lat/Long WENS -82.0000 -52.0000 76.0000 56.0000
Subjectsmarine geology; stratigraphy; paleontology; tectonics; fossil fuels; geophysics; geochronology; surficial geology/geomorphology; sedimentary basins; basin analyses; geological history; tectonic evolution; tectonic setting; deformation; faulting; volcanism; crustal uplift; thermal history; tectonic interpretations; crustal studies; crustal structure; stratigraphic analyses; biostratigraphy; palynology; palynomorphs; petroleum resources; hydrocarbons; petroleum occurrence; hydrocarbon potential; petroleum exploration; oil slicks; wells; continental margins; continental shelf; plate margins; rifts; bedrock geology; structural features; faults; faults, strike-slip; faults, extension; lithology; sedimentary rocks; sandstones; limestones; igneous rocks; volcanic rocks; basalts; source rocks; reservoir rocks; fluid migration; flow regimes; traps; paleoenvironment; geophysical interpretations; seismic interpretations; gravity interpretations; magnetic interpretations; lineaments; drillholes; core samples; mantle; serpentinization; radiometric dating; argon argon dating; depositional environment; sedimentation; field work; marine sediments; overburden thickness; Baffin Bay Petroleum Systems; Labrador Margin; Labrador Shelf; Hopedale Basin; North Leif I-05 Well; Saglek Basin; Skolp E-07 Well; Okak Arch; Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM); Dinoflagellates; Dinocysts; Cretaceous - Tertiary Boundary; Markland Formation; Freydis Member; Gudrid Formation; Kenamu Formation; Leif Member; Mokami Formation; Saglek Formation; Iapetus Ocean; Pangea; Labrador-Baffin Seaway; seals; clinoforms; shelf-breaks; magma-poor margin; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Tertiary; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Paleozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; geoscientific sketch maps
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramBaffin Petroleum Systems, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2017 11 01
Abstract(Summary)
Offshore of Baffin Island, deep below the seafloor of Baffin Bay, there are sedimentary basins with as yet unknown potential for viable petroleum resources. As part of the GEM-2 Baffin Project, the desktop activity Stratigraphic and Tectonic Framework for the Baffin Bay Petroleum Systems aims to provide an understanding of the geological history and plate tectonic evolution of the sedimentary basins and the factors that control the petroleum resource potential. To help further understand basin distribution, the potential for deeply buried rocks, and the changing nature of the rifted margin of Baffin Bay, we are using the Labrador Sea margin to the south as an analogue. This area evolved contemporaneously with Baffin Bay and underwent similar geological processes. The Labrador offshore margin has been more thoroughly sampled by industry wells and modern seismic data and allows us to develop analogues for the crustal structure, nature of sedimentary basin fill, and characteristics of pre-rift Paleozoic basins. Additionally, the intervening Davis Strait region forms an important zone of strike-slip deformation with extensive volcanics, major structural highs, and large Paleozoic basins that contribute to factors influencing the petroleum system of that region. By integrating these studies with other GEM-2 Baffin activities, we can build an integrated tectonic and stratigraphic framework to better understand the timing of the key geologic elements required to produce a complete petroleum system in the Baffin Bay region: source rocks, reservoir, seal, and migration pathways.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Offshore of Baffin Island, deep below the seafloor of Baffin Bay, there are sedimentary basins with as yet unknown potential for viable petroleum resources. As part of the GEM-2 Baffin Project, the desktop activity Stratigraphic and Tectonic Framework for the Baffin Bay Petroleum Systems aims to provide an understanding of the geological history and plate tectonic evolution of the sedimentary basins and factors that control the petroleum resource potential. By studying the analogous Labrador margin, complex structure in the Davis Strait region and tying these results to Baffin Bay, we can build a tectonic and stratigraphic framework to better understand the timing of the key geologic elements required to produce a complete petroleum system in the Baffin Bay region: source rocks, reservoir, seal, and migration pathways.
GEOSCAN ID306136