Exploration Potential of the Deepwater Petroleum Systems of Newfoundland and Labrador Margins

Hogg, John R. (ConocoPhillips Canada Ltd) | Enachescu, M.E. (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador)


The deep and ultra-deep water petroleum potential of the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) is poorly documented in the literature. Only nine wells were drilled in water deeper than 500 m and only one well has been drilled as an ultradeep, >2000 m, test. However, the available seismic data shows that numerous large structural and stratigraphic traps are located on the slope and rise of the network of interconnected Mesozoic-aged rift basins, situated on the passive margin surrounding the NL continental shelf.

  Country: North America (1.00)
  Geologic Time: Phanerozoic > Mesozoic > Jurassic (1.00)
  Industry: Energy > Oil & Gas > Upstream (1.00)
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