Geology of the Mcmurray Formation

pt. 3: General Geology of the Mcmurray Area. by Research Council of Alberta. Geological Division.

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SeriesResearch Council of Alberta Memoir -- 01
ContributionsCarrigy, M.
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The McMurray Formation is a stratigraphic unit of Early Cretaceous age (late Barremian to Aptian stage) of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin in northeastern Alberta.

It takes the name from Fort McMurray and was first described from outcrops along the banks of the Athabasca River 5 kilometres ( mi) north of Fort McMurray by F.H.

McLearn in It is a well-studied example of fluvial to Country: Canada. Geology of the McMurray formation. Edmonton: Research Council of Alberta, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: George Barry Mellon; J H Wall; Research Council of Alberta.

Get this from a library. Geology of the McMurray formation. Part III, General geology of the McMurray area. [M A Carrigy; Research Council of Alberta. Geological Division,]. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Geology of the McMurray formation by, Pages: Historical Overview of the Fort McMurray Area Editor: The following overview is reprinted with permission from Fran Hein, Alberta Geology Survey (Hein ; p.

Geologic features of the Athabasca oil sands The Athabasca oil sands deposit is the largest Cretaceous oil sands deposit in Alberta, covering an area of ab km 2 (Conly et al. ).Most of the bitumen deposits are found in the McMurray Formation, a layer of shale, sandstone, and oil-impregnated sands formed during the Cretaceous period by river and ocean processes.

Book Chapter The Sedimentology and Ichnology of Estuarine Point Bars in the Mcmurray Formation of the Athabasca Oil Sands Deposit, Northeastern Alberta, Canada Department of Geology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E3. A subsurface study of cores from the McMurray Formation in northeastern Alberta has provided evidence.

The Clearwater Formation is a stratigraphic unit of Early Cretaceous Geology of the Mcmurray Formation book in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin in northeastern Alberta, Canada. It was first defined by R.G.

McConnell in and takes its name from the Clearwater River near Fort McMurray. Impermeable marine shales in the Clearwater Formation provided part of the trapping mechanism for the underlying Athabasca oil sands Coordinates: 58°00′49″N °20′38″W / °N.

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Sequence Stratigraphic and Depositional Facies Framework of the Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation, Kearl Oil Sands Project, Alberta* Thomas Nardin1, Joan Carter2, Bob Falls2, John Irish2, Stan Stancliffe2, Bogdan Varban2, Nancy Wilson2, Lidia Zabcic2, and Lynn Pratt3 Search and Discovery Article # ().

Sequence stratigraphy of Athabasca Wabiskaw-McMurray succession drawn form geology of McMurray Forma- tion in Joslyn Creek in-situ area (modified from Flach and Hein, ). the McMurray Formation. Part I of this report describes fifteen species and subspecies of Foraminifera--of which twelve are new--from the upper part of the McMurray formation and the basal part of the Clearwater formation in the lower Athabasca River area of northeastern Alberta are figured and described.

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The McMurray Formation of the Athabasca Oil Sands lies on an angular unconformity that truncates Devonian strata. In the area of Fort McMurray, Devonian strata comprise primarily limestone and calcareous shale of the Waterways Formation in the east and younger carbonate rocks of the Woodbend Group in the Size: KB.

McMurray Formation using SAGD technology. At May River, the McMurray is divided into 3 stratigraphic units whose boundaries are defined by unconformities or flooding surfaces (Fig.

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Petroleum Geology of the Cretaceous Mannville Group, Western Canada — Mem Pages Geological Modelling of McMurray Formation Reservoirs Based on Outcrop and Subsurface Analogues Rudy S. Strobl, Daryl M. Wightman, Walid K.

Muwais, Darrell K. Cotterill, Liping Yuan. Division of the McMurray Formation into the lower, middle and upper members was found to be valid over most of the study area. The lower member is of fluvial origin and fills in the deepest lows on the limestone surface, where the formation is greater than about 60 m thick.

Coals and rooted zones are common near the top of the member. McMurray Formation at Surmont, Alberta. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Search and Discovery Article, (6).

Dolby, Graham, Thomas D. Demchuk, and John R. Suter. "The significance of palynofloral assemblages from the Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation and associated strata, Surmont and surrounding areas in north-central Alberta.". The McMurray Formation contains the Athabasca oil sands bitumen deposit, which covers s square kilometers at an average thickness of 38 metres.

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Petroleum Geology of the Cretaceous Mannville Group, Western Canada — Mem Pages Stratigraphy, Depositional Modelling and Resource Characterization of the McMurray/Wabiskaw Deposit, Western Portion of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area, Northeastern Alberta.

NTS E, L, N,P, M, C, B, A, D, F, G, H, E. Most of the bitumen in the Athabasca deposit is hosted within fluvial, estuarine, and marginal marine deposits of the Lower Cretaceous Wabiskaw-McMurray succession.

The present study is an integration of recent outcrop and subsurface studies, mainly focused in the Fort McMurray area of northeastern Alberta. The basis of the regional geologic framework includes outcrop sections (78), Cited by: Areas of Expertise.

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Models were generated using an adapted version of SNESIM with promising results. Introduction. It is well known that the geology of the McMurray formation is very complex, consisting of a variety [email protected]{osti_, title = {Geology at the steepbank [open quotes]In-Situ[close quotes] HASDrive Pilot Site, Athabasca Tar Sands, Canada}, author = {Holloway, D.C.}, abstractNote = {The Athabasca tar sands of northeastern Alberta contain 13 trillion bbl of bitumen in place, 5% of which is accessible by surface mining techniques.

If there is to be significant exploitation of the deeper.