|Theme||Visible||Selectable||Appearance||Zoom Range (now: 0)|
Enachescu, Michael (Memorial University of Newfoundland) | Kearsey, Stephen (Memorial University of Newfoundland) | Hogg, John (EnCana Corporation) | Einarsson, Paul (Geophysical Service Incorporated) | Nader, Sam (Geophysical Service Incorporated) | Smee, Jerry (ExAlta Energy)
Interpretation of Orphan Basin new and old seismic data in conjunctions with marine potential field data and information from a dozen wells has allowed the identification of two sedimentary areas with distinct basin fill and structural evolution: 1) the West Orphan and 2) the East Orphan basins, respectively. The East Orphan Basin had a long geodynamic evolution starting with rifting in late Triassic and continued with successive phase of extension and minor transtention. Based on geophysical interpretation, well ties and regional tectonics, the West Orphan Basin is gas prone while the East Orphan Basin has a petroleum system similar to basins on the Grand Banks and West Ireland. The East Orphan Basin is the latest Canadian Frontier exploration area to be licensed for exploration and to hold great expectations for new giant field discoveries.
The San Joaquin basin occupies the southern section of the Jansa, L. F., 1975.
Abstract Twenty-four oil and/or gas discoveries have been made offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. Three of the oil discoveries have been developed and a fourth is under consideration. The focus of development activity has been on the larger oil discoveries. As production from the larger discoveries matures, facilities and other infrastructure will become available for development of the remaining smaller discoveries. Development and tie-in of smaller pools and fields provides an opportunity to utilize this spare production capacity at these fields. Currently, there are several satellite tie-in and expansion projects in progress and others are under review. Development of the discovered smaller fields will play an important part in sustaining production from offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, many of the offshore basins are under explored and represent other opportunities to supply the next round of developments. Introduction Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's easterly province (Fig. 1) is strategically positioned on international shipping lanes, with unique access to global petroleum markets.