This study was conducted to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of Mississippian-aged Elkton, Shunda, and Pekisko strata in central Alberta. It is a continuation and extension to the north of a previous study, of the same formations, in the Stolberg, Brazeau and Pembina areas.
The primary goals of the study were to:
1. Extend the regional stratigraphic model developed in the previous study, and use it to construct consistent and integrated sets of geologic and hydrogeologic maps, databases, and cross-sections for the Mississippian.
2. Determine, for all prospective zones, areas of reservoir continuity, trapping potential and hydrocarbon prospects using hydrodynamics, petrophysics, detailed stratigraphic correlations and structure.
3. Analyze reservoir fluid chemistries, and in conjunction with the hydrodynamic analysis, indicate and map the occurrence and quality of oil, gas, and wet gas-prone areas.
4. Develop prospect leads and define fairways for further exploration. Provide recommendations for further development.