Geological and Geochemical Controls on the Source of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) in the Early Triassic Montney Tight Gas Reservoir, Northeast British Columbia, Canada

The Montney Formation in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is a productive low permeability natural gas reservoir. Alongside natural gas, it contains high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas, which is both economically and environmentally detrimental to the exploration and production of natural gas from the reservoir. This research proposal aims to examine the source(s) of the H2S in this reservoir in northeast British Columbia and the geological and geochemical conditions in which H2S gas has formed in or migrated into this reservoir. Identifying the source(s) of H2S and the conditions in which it has formed or migrated will result in the increased commercial value of natural gas, reduced environmental impacts, better management and informed planning of future exploration and production stages, and prediction of H2S occurrence at undrilled prospects.

Faculty Supervisor:

Per Kent Pedersen;Omid Haeri Ardakani


Mastaneh Haghnazar Liseroudi




Geography / Geology / Earth science



University of Calgary



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