Geomechanics Completed A Field Trip To The Arctic Region Of Canada

- Aug 23, 2019-

Canada and its peripheral basins in the Arctic region are rich in oil and gas resources. In recent years, Chinese-funded enterprises have invested in oil and gas projects in the region. In order to strengthen the investigation and evaluation of oil and gas potential in the Arctic and peripheral areas, at the invitation of Dr. Edward Little and the Senior Researcher of Chen Zhuoheng, Director of the Calgary Branch of the Canadian Geological Survey, the Institute of Geomechanics of the China Geological Survey of the Ministry of Natural Resources, 5 people, in August 2019 On the 1st to 15th, he went to Canada for a 15-day field geological survey and comprehensive investigation and investigation.


The delegation from Calgary to the west of the Rocky Shandong side basin, the basin-mountain belt, the Qianshan belt and the main mountain belt, mainly conducted systematic investigations on the regional stratigraphic development and tectonic evolution of the area, and focused on the Paleozoic. And hydrocarbon source layer and reservoir characteristics of the Mesozoic. Field trips to the Crowsnest Pass, the Moose Mountain Devonian-Carboniferous-Jurassic section, and the Drumheller Upper Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation, the Bear Paw Formation sedimentary strata, the Upper Devonian reef limestone reservoir of Grassi Lakes, Jula Creek The Exshaw black shale (source rock), Burgess shale, the project team has a systematic understanding of the geological evolution process and its oil and gas resources effects in western Canada, and obtained first-hand information on the rich oil and gas resources in Canada's Arctic region.

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During the Canadian study, the project team visited the Calgary branch of the Canadian Geological Survey and the University of Calgary. The Calgary branch director Dr. Edward Little and Chen Zhuoheng senior researcher introduced the history, work focus, research methods and achievements of the Canadian Geological Survey to the mission system. Professor Huang Haiping introduced the University of Calgary. The main research directions in the oil and gas field and the research projects, the project team members have conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions with Canadian counterparts on oil and gas resources evaluation methods. The two sides are willing to strengthen mutual visits and mutual consultation to jointly promote the evaluation and development of oil and gas resources in the Arctic region. At the same time, the delegation also visited the Calgary Branch Laboratory, the Arctic Drilling Core Library, the Library, and the University of Calgary's Organic Geochemistry Laboratory.


Through this investigation, the “Aurora Oil and Gas Resource Potential Survey and Evaluation” project team broadened its horizons and deepened its perceptual understanding of polar oil and gas resources. It will grasp the development trend of oil and gas resources in future work, based on new discoveries, new materials and matching. The resource evaluation method objectively evaluates the potential of oil and gas resources in the Arctic region, optimizes the favorable zones, and serves to jointly build the “Ice Silk Road” initiative to popularize the public's perception of the Arctic.