Facies, Stratigraphic Architecture and Sedimentary Processes of Point Bar Deposits: Horseshoe Canyon Fm., Alberta

Field Trip Leader: Paul Durkin
June 2nd, 7:00am - 5:00pm

Course Content

This one day field trip examines exceptional exposures of the Late Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation that crop out along the Red Deer River valley, east of Drumheller. The interval of interest is characterized by meander-belt deposits that have incised into an upward coarsening, wave-dominated shoreface unit. Point bar, counter-point bar and abandoned channel deposits will be examined, and meander-belt facies distribution, internal stratigraphic architecture and sedimentary processes will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the effects of heterogeneity associated with inclined heterolithic stratification (IHS) and the implications for analogous subsurface reservoirs, such as the Athabasca Oil Sands of northeastern Alberta. 

CSPG Student Members: $35 + GST
Non- member Students:  $45 + GST  (CSPG student membership is free, sign up here)
**Includes Ground transportation, breakfast (muffins), lunch and bottled water

Bus departs from in front of the Conocophillips building on 9th ave. (401, 9th Ave SW). at 7:00 am sharp!

For more information please contact or 403-513-1230

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing to on or before May 26, 2017.  A 15% cancellation fee will apply.