Energy Open File 2003-1
Quaternary Geology and Aggregate Mapping in Northeast British Columbia:
Applications for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development NTS 94I,J,P
By Levson, V.M.; Ferbey, T.; Kerr, B.; Johnsen, T.; Bednarski, J.; Smith, R.; Blackwell, J.; and Jonnes, S.
EOF 2003-1 (PDF, 15.4MB)
The main objectives of this study were to:
Conduct regional geological inventories of aggregate resources in the vicinity of existing and planned resource roads in northeast British Columbia;
Conduct site specific investigations to define sand and gravel reserves along the SYD Road, the Clarke Lake Bypass and along new petroleum development roads;
Investigate the natural gas reservoir potential of Quaternary/Tertiary paleovalleys; and
Conduct reconnaissance-scale investigations of diamond potential in the region.
The study area occurs within the Boreal plains region of northeast British Columbia and includes the area between the Alberta border and the Alaska highway, extending north from Ft. St. John to the Northwest Territories. The main areas of focus for the 2003 field season (Figure 1) were the Fontas River and Petitot River map areas (NTS
94 I and P, respectively) and the eastern half of the Fort Nelson map area (NTS 94 J). Results of some of the work conducted in the Fort Nelson area are proved elsewhere in this volume (see paper by Johnsen et al.)
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