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Warren Hunt, 1954. "The Joseph Lake-Armena-Camrose Producing Trend, Alberta", Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: A Symposium; Sponsored by the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists, and the Saskatchewan Society of Petroleum Geologists, Leslie M. Clark
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The Joseph Lake, Armena and Camrose oil fields, Alberta, produce high gravity crude from the Viking sand of the Colorado formation. All three fields have similar producing characteristics and are situated in the same producing “trend.” This “trend” is a stratigraphic trap caused by northeastward “shaling out” of the Viking sand. Local structures and permeability barriers cause slight variations of gas-oil and oil-water contacts within the productive areas.
Proved oil recoverable reserves of the three fields are approximately 66,000,000 barrels. Probable reserves for the “trend” between the northwesternmost Joseph Lake wells and the farthest southeastern Camrose wells, a distance of 33 miles, are about 100,000,000 barrels, recoverable by primary methods.
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Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: A Symposium; Sponsored by the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists, and the Saskatchewan Society of Petroleum Geologists
An enormous asymmetric structural and sedimentary basin with the deepest part along the eastern margin of the highly disturbed foothills belt of the Rocky Mountains, the Western Canada sedimentary basin is detailed in this volume. It consists of 30 papers dealing with the petroleum geology of the basin, with most of the papers deal with the area south of the Northwest Territories. The geological history of the area is covered, as well as topics such as: regional stratigraphic analysis, paleontological correlations, structural interpretations, folded faults, and the tar sands of Athabaska River.