Oil and Gas Possibilities in Prince Edward Island

CIM Bulletin, 1967

E. P. Williams, Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas Co. Ltd., Calgary, Alta.

Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest Maritime Province, is located in the southwestern part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Province is more or less centrally located in the Maritimes Basin, a large intermontane basin within the Appalachian orogenic belt. The Maritimes Basin is subdivided into sub-basins and uplifts which exhibit two dominant structural trends: east and northeast. The Basin is known to be petroliferous because of the seeps, shows, oil shales and albertite found in southern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia and t he gas and oil produced from the Stony Creek field near Moncton, New Brunswick.