STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY DIVISION

Upcoming Field Trip

Folds, Fractures, and Reservoir Compartmentalization in structurally complex reservoirs: Canyon Creek Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains

Leader: 
Paul MacKay, Shale Petroleum
Date: September 21, 2019 (1 day)
Time: 7:15am, depart 7:45am (anticipated end time- 7:00pm) 
Field trip location: Canyon Creek 

Meeting location and further details will be provided to registrants 1 week prior to departure. 

TRANSPORTATION NOTICE: 
Registrants will be asked if they will participate in carpooling for this field trip. No other transportation will be provided for this event. 

The carpool meeting location will be emailed to the registrants 1 week prior to departure.  

CSPG Member: Free 


This is a member only event. If you would like to become a member please complete a membership form
Registration close: September 13, 2019 
CPD: 8

PLEASE NOTE: Limited registration spaces available. 

ABSTRACT: 
The objective of the field trip will be to visit the section of outcrops in the McConnell Thrust sheet that lie along Canyon Creek to the West of the Powderface trail in Kananaskis Country.

This trip contains good examples of folded and fractures Paleozoic carbonate strata.

The patterns in the fracture distribution and structural style of the outcrop are similar to those in gas reservoir within the Alberta Thrust Belt. The outcrop provides an opportunity for the geologist to see the geometry and distribution of fractures in three dimensions and to view the relationship between the fractures and the geometry of folds. Although the situation within a buried reservoir may differ, the Canyon Creek structures are useful analogs to many fields that produce a significant amount of hydrocarbons within the Rocky Mountains.

To reach the outcrop one must hike approximately 4 kms on the dry bed of the river on an easy walk.

NOTE: THE FIELD TRIP IS WEATHER DEPENDENT, IF HEAVY RAIN THE FIELD TRIP WILL BE CANCELLED

Division Sponsor


Committee Profile
Talks are free; please bring your lunch. If you would like to be on the Structural Division e-mail list, or if you'd like to give a talk, please contact Valentina Vallega or Dragan Angejelkovic. Division policy is that no photos or videos of the presentations are permitted.

Committee Members

Valentina Vallega: VVallega@slb.com 
Dragan Angejelkovic: DAndjelkovic@slb.com 
Tim Hartel