Oil and Gas - Off shore

CIM Bulletin, 1972

D. F. SHERWIN, Resource Management and Conservation Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada

THE AREA which is described in this paper (Fig. 1) includes the continental margin of eastern Canada extending from the Gulf of Maine to the north edge of the Grand Banks, which, including the continental shelf, slope and rise, comprises an area of about 600,000 square miles. The paper is intended to give a background of the geological setting of this region in the context of its ultimate potential for oil and gas reserves in close proximity to the Nova Scotia energy market.
Keywords: continental shelf, continental slope, Grand Banks, Sable Island, Upper Cretaceous, Drilling, Hydrocarbons, Nova Scotia, Oil, Oils, Rock, Rocks, Sand, Slopes, Wells