Summarizes a paper given at the American Assoc of Petroleum Geologists-Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists meeting, Apr 1966, noting the prevalence of exposed sections and structures available for evaluating oil prospects in the Canadian Arctic Islands. The need for exploratory drilling is thus reduced. Hydrocarbon seepages are associated with buried reef trends which, with related buried reservoirs, can be identified by surface expression of deep-seated features.

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