Application of predictive modelling to the Lower Cretaceous sedimentary sequences of the central Scotian Basin

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dc.contributor.advisor Pe-Piper, Georgia
dc.creator Sangster, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-24T13:50:20Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-24T13:50:20Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other QE615.5 N55 S26 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/29128
dc.description x, 169 leaves : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 29 cm + 1 USB flash drive
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 158-169).
dc.description.abstract Forward stratigraphic modelling of the central Scotian Basin is used to evaluate proposed provenance pathways in the Early Cretaceous and exploration risk. Modelling results confirm proposed pathways, supporting the diversion of the Sable and Banquereau rivers during the formation of the Naskapi Member, as well as likely episodic diversions during the Albian. Stratigraphic modelling techniques and petrographic studies predict the distribution of potential reservoir intervals and the influence of diagenesis on detrital minerals. Sand is dominantly trapped on the shelf in all units, with preferential accumulation in salt minibasins along the slope and shallow basin, and bypass to the deep basin. Simulation of feldspar grains and the presence of faulting and high permeability lithofacies suggest a zone of low risk to exploration on the shelf of the western and central Scotian Basin, and one of moderate risk in the eastern Scotian Basin. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc QE615.5.N55
dc.subject.lcsh Sedimentary basins -- North Atlantic Ocean
dc.subject.lcsh Geology, Stratigraphic -- Cretaceous
dc.subject.lcsh Sedimentary structures -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Mathematical models
dc.subject.lcsh Sequence stratigraphy
dc.title Application of predictive modelling to the Lower Cretaceous sedimentary sequences of the central Scotian Basin en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Masters of Science in Applied Science
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Geology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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