Palynological analyses of the two Labrador Shelf wells, Petro-Canada et al. Corte Real P-85 and Petro-Canada et al. Pothurst P-19, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador: M183-2/8182E-PDF

"Both the Saglek and Hopedale sedimentary basins, located on the offshore Labrador margins, attracted hydrocarbon exploration in the 1970s and early 1980s. Two significant wells were Corte Real P-85 in the Hopedale Basin and Pothurst P-19 in the Saglek Basin. I undertook analyses of the organic-walled microfossils to determine the ages and paleoenvironments of the sediments in these wells. Both wells encountered only Tertiary sediments, with Corte Real P-85 being in the Ypresian at total depth and Pothurst P-19 being in the Lutetian at total depth. Reworking trends occur in both wells, with Carboniferous spores and Cretaceous spores and dinocysts common in Corte Real P-85, and reworked Cretaceous palynomorphs in Pothurst P-19, that presumably were transported from the west and northwest. Significant breaks in the section are the apparent absence of Bartonian and Middle Miocene and the attenuated Priabonian sediments in Pothurst P-19. Neither well discovered oil nor natural gas"--Summary provided by publisher.

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Title Palynological analyses of the two Labrador Shelf wells, Petro-Canada et al. Corte Real P-85 and Petro-Canada et al. Pothurst P-19, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador
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Note Fig. 6 has been mis-labelled as fig. 2.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 50 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M183-2/8182E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 299653
Subject Terms Natural gas, Petroleum, Paleontology, Stratigraphy