B.A.S.S. DIVISION
Division Profile

Our meeting schedule is to have at least one informal brown-bag talk every month, except during the summer. Talks normally start at 12:00 noon and finish before 1:00 p.m. Each talk consists of a 40 minute technical presentation followed by a 10 minute question period. 

Involvement of our CSPG members is the key to the success of the Division. Individuals are encouraged to take part in all activities. Service companies are also encouraged to attend Division meetings and be involved in all Division activities.
Basin Analysis and Sequence Stratigraphy Technical Division Talks are free to CSPG members. Please bring your lunch. For further information about the division, joining our mailing list, a list of upcoming talks, or if you wish to present a talk or lead a field trip, please contact either Steve Donaldson at (403) 808-8641 or Mark Caplan at (403) 975-7701. 

BASS would like to thank AGAT Laboratories for supplying refreshments.
 

Upcoming Division Talk

Rocks, Ridges and Rivers: Geological Wonders of Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks

Dale A. Leckie, University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience

Location: Location name, address geoLOGIC Room (2nd Floor), Aquitaine Tower, 540-5th Avenue S.W., Calgary
DATE &TIME: 12:00 Noon Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

ABSTRACT

Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks form part of the UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. They are described by UNESCO as being characterized by“rugged mountain peaks, ice fields and glaciers, alpine meadows, lakes, waterfalls, extensive karst cave systems, and deeply incised canyons”. The mountain parks serve to “illustrate active glacial processes taking place along the Continental Divide, where erosion is happening in uplifted, folded, and faulted sedimentary rocks”.

The rocks that make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site west of Calgary and north to Jasper are a complex intermix of sedimentary types that were deposited as the North American craton wandered about the world for more than 600 million years. The sediments contain evidence of warm-shallow carbonates deposited close to and south of the equator, deep-water submarine canyons that carried sand and gravel away from ancestral North America long before there was any life on land, and 600- to 700-million-year-old glacial deposits from when Earth nearly froze solid during a period called the Cryogenian. There were also periods when hot, dry desert and sabkha conditions prevailed. About 500 million years ago, Earth saw a population explosion of numerous life forms that are now preserved in Yoho’s Burgess Shale; these organisms were predecessors to many species that exist today. And then, only 2.6 million years ago – really, in the recent past – glaciers covered the landscape again sculpting it into the landforms that you see today. This is only part of what you observe when you visit Canada’s Rocky National Parks.

BIOGRAPHY
Dale Leckie has a Ph.D. Geology) from McMaster University, a M.Sc. (Geography) from McMaster University and B.Sc. (Geography) from University of Alberta. Dale worked as a scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada and as chief geologist at Nexen. He has edited numerous books and published widely. He is an adjunct professor in the Geoscience Department at University of Calgary. Dale has been president of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) and Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG). Dale is well recognized for his long-term contributions to geology and is an honorary member of SEPM and CSPG.

Past Presentations

April 27th, 2016
Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis of Mixed,
Reefal 
Carbonate and Siliciclastic Systems
Ashton Embry
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March 11th, 2015
Geological Risk
Kirk Osadetz
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March 14th, 2014
The Future of Gas Hyrdates as a Fuel 
Kirk Osadetz 
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 February 11th, 2014

Alberta Hydrocarbon - Bearing Shales & Siltstones
Steve Lyster & Dean Rokosh
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Division Information

Our meeting schedule is to have at least one informal brown-bag talk every month, except during the summer. Talks normally start at 12:00 noon and finish before 1:00 p.m. Each talk consists of a 40 minute technical presentation followed by a 10 minute question period. 

Involvement of our CSPG members is the key to the success of the Division. Individuals are encouraged to take part in all activities. Service companies are also encouraged to attend Division meetings and be involved in all Division activities.

Basin Analysis and Sequence Stratigraphy Technical Division Talks are free. Please bring your lunch. For further information about the division, joining our mailing list, a list of upcoming talks, or if you wish to present a talk or lead a field trip, please contact either Steve Donaldson at (403) 808-8641 or Mark Caplan at (403) 975-7701. 

Talk space generously provided by: 

March 14th, 2014
The Future of Gas Hyrdates as a Fuel
Krik Osadetz
February 11th, 2014
Alberta Hydrocarbon - Bearing Shales & Siltstones
Steve Lyster & Dean Rokosh
Tal