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Hondo evaporites within the Grosmont heavy oil carbonate platform, Alberta, Canada Open Access

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Subject/Keyword
Diagenesis
Carbonates
Evaporites
Grosmont
Hondo
Heavy-oil
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Borrero, Mary
Supervisor and department
Machel, Hans G. (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Examining committee member and department
Pemberton, S. George (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Schmitt, Douglas (Physics)
Department
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-09-30T21:51:04Z
Graduation date
2010-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The Upper Devonian Grosmont shelf complex is the world’s largest heavy oil deposit hosted in carbonates, with an estimated >50 billion cubic meters (318 to probably 406 bbls) of initial volume in place. At present the Grosmont is not yet under production. This study involves log interpretation, core examination; facies description; strontium, sulphur, carbon, and oxygen isotope analysis. The Grosmont is subdivided into four shallowing-upward cycles. Most Hondo evaporites are part of the Upper Grosmont 3 and Lower Grosmont and were deposited in a series of small, shallow subaqueous brine ponds or in an extensive lagoon. In the eastern part of the area, the Hondo appears to be dissolved resulting in solution-collapse breccias. Other diagenetic processes that were important in shaping the present reservoir characteristics were pervasive dolomitization and dolomite recrystallization, fracturing, and karstification.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3QH29
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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