Resource Characterization of the McMurray/Wabiskaw Deposit in the Athabasca Central Region of Northeastern Alberta
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SIS Identifier: 64853
Title: Resource Characterization of the McMurray/Wabiskaw Deposit in the Athabasca Central Region of Northeastern Alberta
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1990
Number of Pages: 104
Keywords: Wabiskaw Member; Bitumen Deposit; Sub-Cretaceous Unconformity; Paleozoic
Abstract: The McMurray/Wabiskaw Deposit (lower Mannville Group) of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area is the largest bitumen deposit within Alberta. Examination of over 450 well logs and 50 cores allows determination of the geological setting, lithofacies patterns, depositional history and bitumen distribution of the McMurray Formation and Wabiskaw Member of the Clearwater Formation in the central region (Townships 80-90, Ranges 1-18W4) of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area.

This publication is a synthesis of previous research on the Lower Cretaceous McMurray/Wabiskaw deposit which contains approximately 142 billion cubic m of bitumen in the Athabasca oil sands area, Alberta, Canada. However, this publication includes data from recent drilling, a new stratigraphic scheme based on sequence stratigraphic principles, new sedimentological and palynological data and more extensive depositional modelling.
Document Type: AOSTRA/AERI Publication

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Keith, D A W , Wightman, D M , MacGillivray, J R , Bell, D D , Berezniuk, Tim , Berhane, Habtemicael


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