Lower Cretaceous Oil and Gas in Western Canada

@inproceedings{Masters1984LowerCO,
  title={Lower Cretaceous Oil and Gas in Western Canada},
  author={John A. Masters},
  year={1984}
}
The Western Canada sedimentary basin contains tar deposits which exceed by three times the known recoverable oil reserves of the entire world. The tar was originally liquid oil which has been degraded by aerobic bacteria. It was generated principally from Lower Cretaceous but also from Jurassic and Triassic shales. The oil is contained in only 900 ft (275 m) of stratigraphic section above and below the Paleozoic unconformity. Oil migration paths were northeasterly, directly updip from the oil… CONTINUE READING

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