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The Petroleum Prospectivity of the Central Ridge to Flemish Cap Region, Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaGold Open Access

Authors: D. Norris, V. Mitchell, D. Cameron and J. Carter
Event name: 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018
Session: Exploration Play Prospects II
Publication date: 11 June 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201801045
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 2.65Mb )

Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador has become an area of interest for the petroleum exploration community over the last number of years, with landsale activity, exploration wells drilled and increased seismic acquisition. The area of focus for this study is along the southern trend of the Flemish Pass Basin, where a lot of this activity has been focused. The focus is on the petroleum prospectivity of the Central Ridge to the Flemish Cap area and will define the potential for source, reservoir, trap and seal. This is an underexplored area adjacent to the prolific Jeanne d'Arc Basin where oil and gas production has been ongoing for a number of years. Acquisition of recent extensive, modern 2D long offset broadband seismic data throughout the region has been conducted on a 5 km by 5 km grid. Interpretation of this data has allowed seismic correlations to be made from proven discoveries into this underexplored area. The presence and distribution of the elements required for an active petroleum system have been identified. This newly acquired data has greatly resolved the extents and internal architecture of the Anson, southern Flemish Pass and Flemish Cap grabens providing further insight to the petroleum potential of the area.

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