Examples of Ichnofossil Assemblages in the Lower Cretaceous Wabiskaw Member and the Clearwater Formation of the Marten Hills Gas Field, North-Central Alberta, Canada
Published:January 01, 1992
T.L. Bradley, S.G. Pemberton, 1992. "Examples of Ichnofossil Assemblages in the Lower Cretaceous Wabiskaw Member and the Clearwater Formation of the Marten Hills Gas Field, North-Central Alberta, Canada", Applications of Ichnology to Petroleum Exploration: A Core Workshop, S. George Pemberton
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Examination of the trace fossil assemblages associated with the Albian Wabiskaw Member and the Clearwater Formation in the Marten Hill gas field in north-central Alberta, has proven valuable in reconstructing the depositional environment responsible for it's deposition. The diverse and well preserved suite of trace fossils record the initial marine transgression of the Boreal Sea.
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Applications of Ichnology to Petroleum Exploration: A Core Workshop
The field of ichnology (the study of animal-sediment relationships) is undergoing rapid expansion. Increased significance is being attached to trace fossils in environmental and diagenetic interpretations of rock units and in establishing basic stratigraphic frameworks. The subject, therefore, is of importance not only for ichnologists but also for invertebrate and vertebrate paleontologists, paleoecologists, sedimentologists, stratigraphers, and resource geologists. The main purpose of this workshop is: a) to introduce the basic concepts of ichnology; b) to learn how to recognize basic types of trace fossils in core; c) to place these structures in their appropriate paleontologic, sedimentologic, and stratigraphic content; and d) to integrate this data with other lines of evidence to aid in petroleum exploration.