Report of activities for the stratigraphic and tectonic framework for the Baffin Bay petroleum systems (2017), offshore Labrador and offshore Nunavut : GEM-2 Baffin project / L.T. Dafoe ... [et al.].: M183-2/8315E-PDF
“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”--Project Summary, p. 3.
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|Department/Agency|| Canada. Natural Resources Canada. |
Geological Survey of Canada.
|Title||Report of activities for the stratigraphic and tectonic framework for the Baffin Bay petroleum systems (2017), offshore Labrador and offshore Nunavut : GEM-2 Baffin project / L.T. Dafoe ... [et al.].|
|Series title||Open file ; 8315|
|Publication type||Series - View Master Record|
|Note(s)||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Publishing information||[Ottawa] : Natural Resources Canada, 2017.|
|Author / Contributor||Dafoe, L. T. (Lynn T.), 1981-|
|Description||10 p. : col. maps.|
|Catalogue number|| |
|Departmental catalogue number||306136|
|Subject terms|| Stratigraphy |
Baffin Bay (North Atlantic Ocean)
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