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TitleAssessment of potential impacts of oil and gas development activities on shallow aquifers in the Fox Creek area (AB) / Évaluation des impacts potentiels liés aux activités pétrolières et gazières sur les aquifères peu profonds dans la région de Fox Creek (AB)
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AuthorRivard, CORCID logo
SourcePublic presentations of May 19, 2020: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle; by Jacob, N; Outridge, P MORCID logo; Lintern, GORCID logo; Bringué, MORCID logo; Ahad, J M EORCID logo; Gammon, P R; Rivard, CORCID logo; Kao, HORCID logo; White, DORCID logo; Desbarats, A JORCID logo; Galloway, J MORCID logo; Duchesne, M JORCID logo; Geological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation 118, 2020 p. 58-72, Open Access logo Open Access
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PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingPublic presentations of May 19, 2020: Environmental Geoscience Program; CA; May 19, 2020
Lang.English; French
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Public presentations of May 19, 2020: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle
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AreaFox Creek
Lat/Long WENS-118.0000 -116.0000 54.0000 53.0000
Subjectshydrogeology; environmental geology; fossil fuels; geophysics; geochemistry; stratigraphy; structural geology; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Economics and Industry; environmental studies; environmental impacts; groundwater resources; aquifers; groundwater geochemistry; groundwater pollution; groundwater flow; flow regimes; petroleum industry; hydrocarbons; oil; gas; petroleum exploration; hydrocarbon recovery; hydraulic fracturing; seismology; seismicity; seismic risk; geophysical interpretations; seismic interpretations; seismic waves; s waves; seismic velocities; earthquake risk; epicentres; water utilization; observation wells; water wells; gas wells; oil wells; observation wells; pressure; water levels; models; isotopic studies; carbon isotopes; ethane; fluid migration; hydrocarbon migration; watersheds; field work; core samples; hydraulic analyses; hydraulic conductivity; porosity; permeability; geophysical logging; vegetation; snow; wetlands; bedrock geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; structural features; faults; Paleogene; water wells; oil wells; gas wells; organic geochemistry; vitrinite reflectance; thermal maturation; dolomitization; boreholes; geophysical logging; structural analysis; stratigraphic analyses; lithostratigraphy; pollutants; source areas; provenance; Environmental Geoscience Program (EGP); Paskapoo Formation; Duvernay Formation; Ireton Formation; Wabamun Formation; Environmental impact assessment; Resource development; Water supply; monitoring; Water management; cumulative effects; Forests; Habitats; Wildlife; Collaborative research; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Tertiary; Paleozoic; Devonian
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps; schematic cross-sections; geoscientific sketch maps; profiles; flow diagrams; seismic profiles; lithologic sections; geophysical logs
ProgramEnvironmental Geoscience Program Management
Released2020 09 15
AbstractA multidisciplinary and multi-institutional project was initiated in the Fox Creek area, in west-central Alberta, in April 2019 to study environmental impacts of hydrocarbon exploration and production activities. The initial objective was to specifically study potential impacts on shallow groundwater. However, different Sectors within NRCan later identified the Fox Creek area as a region of interest for developing regional cumulative effects evaluation methods in support of new impact assessment legislation. Therefore, the project scope is now much larger and includes studies on vegetation, forest, snow cover, wetlands, landscape evolution and woodland caribou habitat. The project involves many collaborators from the federal and provincial governments, and academia.
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This is the fifth year for the project leaders of the Environmental Geoscience Program (EGP) from the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) within Natural Resources Canada to present their annual scientific updates. Twelve power point presentations illustrate all the project status of all research going on within EGP. Subjects are connected to the following key words: Volcanoes, mercury, dredge disposal at sea, oil spills, diluted bitumen, oil sands, aquifer impacts, induced seismicity, geological storage of carbon, cobalt, climate change, Mackenzie River Basin, permafrost thaw, permafrost geochemistry, and cumulative effects.

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