Nordegg Member source rock quality and Early Jurassic ocean redox conditions based on core analysis and organic/inorganic geochemistry

Unconventional shale gas has become a common source of hydrocarbons in the past few decades with advances in extraction techniques such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. Many hydrocarbon-bearing rocks that were once unobtainable are now available for oil and gas production; the Nordegg Member in northeastern British Columbia is one of these rocks units. Our project will involve characterising the Nordegg Member’s geological structure and geochemistry, as well as performing economic interpretations to assess the future exploration plans within the unit in the near future. In addition to the economic implication which will benefit our partners, geochemical data will shed insight on changes in local and global ocean conditions over the period that the Nordegg Member was deposited.

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Alexandra Kunert
Faculty Supervisor: 
Brian Kendall
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Alberta
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