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Introduction; the Devonian beneath the oil sands

Chris L. Schneider and Darrell Cotterill
Introduction; the Devonian beneath the oil sands
Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology (March 2017) 65 (1): 1-3


Devonian strata beneath the oil sands have been acknowledged and studied since the early explorers of the 1800s. The focus on the Devonian shifted from the original emphasis on correlation and age, to evaporite resources in the early to mid-1900s, to stratigraphy of the oil sands underburden in the 1950s and 1960s, and finally to the current emphasis on geohazards and disposal. Devonian and later strata in the oil sands mining area have been impacted by the dissolution of the Prairie Evaporite Formation, a 200+ m thick succession of mostly halite. This special issue on "The Devonian beneath the Oil Sands" presents some of the current research and sets a baseline for future investigation.

ISSN: 0007-4802
Serial Title: Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology
Serial Volume: 65
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Introduction; the Devonian beneath the oil sands
Affiliation: University of Alberta, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Pages: 1-3
Published: 201703
Text Language: English
Summary Language: French
Publisher: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Calgary, AB, Canada
References: 20
Accession Number: 2017-050323
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sourcesStratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: Parallax Resources, CAN, Canada
Country of Publication: Canada
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201727
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