Petroleum Play Summaries

The Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) has a new publication series titled “Petroleum Play Summaries”. Petroleum Play Summaries are short papers designed to efficiently convey key information about significant prospective hydrocarbon trends in the Northwest Territories (NWT). 

The Petroleum Play Summaries are written for all stakeholders and include data on structural geology, trap type and timing, reservoir type and quality, source rock quality and maturity, the presence of hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon type, and play areal extent and seals. The summaries may also contain other relevant information such as well density, infrastructure, land use data, and the distribution of leased and open crown land in prospective trends.

Canol Formation and Bluefish Member Shale Play Summary

Middle Devonian age basinal Bluefish and Canol shale overlying Hume platform carbonates at Carcajou River NWT. Credit: NTGSThe first publication in this series was released January 2017 and is titled “Canol Formation and Bluefish Member Shale Play Summary – Central Mackenzie Valley”. The data presented in this summary covers the Devonian unconventional shale oil plays in the Central Mackenzie Valley.

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Liard Basin Shale Gas Play Summary

Carboniferous age Golata Formation shales and siltstones at Etanda Lakes NWT. Credit: Kathryn Fiess, NTGSComing Soon! Look for the second play summary in September 2017.






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For more information on the Petroleum Play Summaries or Petroleum research at the NTGS, contact Kathryn Fiess or Viktor Terlaky.

PDF icon playsummary_no.1_protected_23jan2017.pdf36.38 MB
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PDF icon liard_play_summary.pdf56.06 MB