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TitleA probability-based method to generate qualitative petroleum potential maps: adapted for and illustrated using ArcGIS®
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AuthorLister, C J; King, H M; Atkinson, E A; Kung, L E; Nairn, R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8404, 2018, 50 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/311225
Year2018
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsfossil fuels; mathematical and computational geology; petroleum resources; hydrocarbon potential; resource estimation; mapping techniques; statistical methods; offshore areas; software; reservoir rocks; source rocks; traps; methodology; qualitative analysis; GSC Chance of Success (COS) Scale; Combined Chance of Success (CCOS) Maps; ESRI® ArcGIS®; IHS Kingdom®; consistency; transparency; repeatability; seals; Global Scale Factor; hydrocarbon plays
Illustrationsschematic representations; sketch maps; flow diagrams; location maps; geoscientific sketch maps; screen captures; charts; tables
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramGeoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES) - Program Corrdination, Geoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES)
Released2018 10 12
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This report describes a systematic, probabilistic method grounded in accepted scientific practices to infer undiscovered petroleum resources. Its primary purpose was to expedite creation of petroleum resource summary reports required to be supplied by NRCan to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) or Parks Canada (PCA) as part of their process to environmentally protect areas of Canada¿s marine and coastal waters. It is innovative in that it produces a spatial overlay representing relative levels of hydrocarbon discovery success with a subjective volume estimate (qualitative), rather than predicting volumes of potentially discoverable petroleum (quantitative), which is ideal, but time consuming. The method keeps results comparable when used across different geographic areas and is the current standard for qualitative-type petroleum resource assessments done by the GSC for DFO and PCA. It allows for efficient expansion into quantitative petroleum estimates, if and when needed.
GEOSCAN ID311225