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Kaskattama No. 1 well, central Hudson Bay Lowland, Manitoba, Canada

Samuel J. Nelson and Ronald D. Johnson
Kaskattama No. 1 well, central Hudson Bay Lowland, Manitoba, Canada
Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology (1968) 16 (4): 431-443

Abstract

This well, on the west shore of Hudson Bay, has penetrated a relatively thick (2913 ft) Phanerozoic section, including Devonian strata hitherto postulated as present in Hudson Bay Basin. Three broad units exist, called Lower Carbonate, Middle Clastic, and Upper Carbonate. The first is dominantly limestone and dolomite 2490 feet thick, resting on Precambrian crystallines. Fauna indicate that it contains temporal equivalents of the Late Ordovician Bad Cache Rapids and Churchill River groups, Early Silurian Port Nelson, and Middle Silurian Severn River, Ekwan River, and Attawapiskat formations. The middle unit, 653 feet thick and mainly red siltstone, is unfossiliferous but tentatively equated with Late? Silurian Kenogami River Formation. The upper unit is 400 feet of limestone correlated with Middle Devonian Abitibi River Formation.


ISSN: 0007-4802
Coden: BCPGAI
Serial Title: Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology
Serial Volume: 16
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Kaskattama No. 1 well, central Hudson Bay Lowland, Manitoba, Canada
Pages: 431-443
Published: 1968
Text Language: English
Publisher: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Calgary, AB, Canada
Accession Number: 1968-060181
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus., table
N55°00'00" - N65°00'00", W95°00'00" - W76°00'00"
N49°00'00" - N60°00'00", W102°00'00" - W89°30'00"
Country of Publication: Canada
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2020, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1968
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