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Stratigraphic Evolution, Depositional Facies and Exploration Potential of the Slave Point Formation – Hamburg/Cranberry Area, NW Alberta


The Slave Point play in north western Alberta is stratigraphically subtle and exploration success demands a sound understanding of its depositional architecture and stratigraphic evolution. Wireline log interpretation alone is insufficient to accomplish this goal. The present study documents Slave Point geologic evolution and relates this to its exploration potential by incorporating observations from over 6000 metres of core. Reservoir quality porosity is directly tied to specific depositional facies and the study includes a series of facies distribution maps that mirror porosity trends. A laterally sealing basin-fill succession that renders seismic resolution and consequently porosity detection difficult is examined in detail.


Product (1994 Study & 1999 Study Update)

1994 Study Five Volume Report

  • fully illustrated text (111 pages, 90 colour and B&W figures) documenting stratigraphy, depositional facies, geologic evolution, play types and exploration potential, core descriptions, and database;
  • 7 regional and 6 field stratigraphic cross sections;
  • 14 maps, including isopach, structure, facies, and exploration potential at 1:50,000 and 1:150,000 scales;

1999 Study Update

  • updated cross sections including 4 new fully annotated stratigraphic cross sections;
  • new field scale maps of the Lapp, Hamburg and Cranberry fields;
  • updated structure & isopach maps;
  • updated well database;
  • updated core description book;

495 Well Database

  • complete database with 16 stratigraphic picks from Top Muskwa Fm. To Top Watt Mountain Fm., including 8 Slave Point unit level picks;
  • both hardcopy and digital database formats

248 Cored Well Descriptions

  • over 6,000 metres of core described;
  • core descriptions are correlated to field scale logs and include a plotted porosity graph (where available)

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