The Creation…. Formed hundreds of millions of years ago When Canada was covered by shallow seas, remains of marine animals fell to sea floor Accumulated into thick layers (over the years…) Over time, the immense weight compacted these layers into rock
You will notice that all 3 have a nonporous rock cap and a porous rock source. The porous rock allows the oil to seep into the cavity (like a sponge) and the nonporous rock prevents the oil from leaving (like a cap).
The up fold or anticline in the layers of the earth's crust form the reservoir.
The vertical movement of the earth's crust forms a v-shaped reservoir.
Has a former limestone reef as its porous rock feeding the reservoir.
Geologists have many tricks to search for oil…
Expensive! And will have one of 3 results:
The removal of oil and gas from the ground proceeds in one or two ways:
*only about 60 % of oil in most deposits can be recovered. Increasing that by 5% would the same as finding another large oil field
Production concentrated in Alberta and adjoining provinces: Saskatchewan/BC
Newfoundland and Labrador became significant producers in 1997 with opening of Hibernia offshore oil project. Production will increase as additional projects are developed.