Workshop 1

Scotian Basin Clastic and Carbonate Reservoirs, Facies & Sequences

Les Eliuk

Geotours, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Location: Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board Geoscience Research Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


The Scotian Basin has producing oil and gas fields from Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous successions. Shallow marine-deltaic reservoirs of the Sable Island delta and the Deep Panuke carbonate reef margin produce gas, with the latter by now-depleted clastic oil pools. Cores from some of these commercial fields will illustrate their facies variations and reservoir characteristics. Cores from the carbonate margin that stretched in a Mesozoic gigaplatform from the Grand Banks to Florida will be on display from the Scotian basin and Baltimore Canyon Trough off Delaware, USA, and show the various Jurassic reef types — coral reef, siliceous sponge, and microbial mound. The undeveloped Primrose salt dome has Late Cretaceous deep shelf chalk oil reservoirs of the Upper Cretaceous Wyandot Formation that will be displayed. Although not a reservoir here, the Scotian Shelf has one of the rare examples of an offshore meteorite impact at Montagnais with brecciated core from the Lower Paleozoic Meguma Group basement.

Duration and Training Method

This 1-day workshop will offer participants a combination of oral and poster presentations and the examination of conventional cores of siliciclastic and carbonate reservoirs from offshore Nova Scotia.

Cost: $35.