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dc.contributor.advisorPedersen, Per Kent
dc.contributor.advisorLeier, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorTullius, Dylan Neill
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T20:17:02Z
dc.date.available2014-11-17T08:00:42Z
dc.date.issued2014-08-21
dc.date.submitted2014en
dc.identifier.citationTullius, D. N. (2014). Stratigraphy, sedimentology and resource assessment of the Lower Cretaceous Isachsen Formation: Sverdrup Basin, Ellef Ringnes Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27890en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/1690
dc.description.abstractThe Isachsen Formation is a Barremian to Aptian-aged fluvio-deltaic succession ranging in thickness from tens of meters to over 1400 m within the Sverdrup Basin of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The formation exhibits a variety of lithologies including coarse-grained quartz-arenite sandstones, fine-grained ripple laminated sandstones and siltstones, marine mudstones and coal deposits that were deposited in meandering, braided stream, coastal plain and shallow marine shelf depositional environments. This study classifies the Isachsen Formation as a mixture of recycled and craton derived sediments prograding northwest through the Sverdrup Basin with both source and reservoir potential in previously overlooked areas. Sedimentation during this time period was affected by active diapirism in some locations on Ellef Ringnes Island. Interpretations are based on observations from over 6,000 m of measured stratigraphic sections, local mapping of facies contacts, palynology, sandstone petrography and field sample studies trough geochemical and rock pyrolysis evaluation.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjectMineralogy
dc.subjectPalynology
dc.subject.classificationIsachsenen_US
dc.subject.classificationSverdrupen_US
dc.subject.classificationCretaceousen_US
dc.titleStratigraphy, sedimentology and resource assessment of the Lower Cretaceous Isachsen Formation: Sverdrup Basin, Ellef Ringnes Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27890
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineGeoscience
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid2390
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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