Lodgepole & Mission Canyon Resource Potential Study

Geochemistry and Exploration Significance of Oils and Source Rock Samples from the Mississippian of the Williston Basin

GeoMark Research has completed a regional assessment of the resource potential of the Lodgepole and Mission Canyon formations of the Williston Basin. The study maps the source potential for the United States and Canada and concludes with an estimation of hydrocarbons-in-place.  In its entirety, the study involves the source rock analysis of over 700 rock samples from over 150 individual wells and the detailed oil analysis of over 125 oil samples that have been sourced by the Lodgepole and Mission Canyon formations. Rigorous analysis of log-based cross sections across the basin ensured correct stratigraphic placement of each rock sample.

This project is an organic geochemical characterization of the Lodgepole and Mission Canyon formations across the Williston basin of North America. By comparing present-day organic richness to calculated original richness at the time of deposition, we determined the quantities of generated hydrocarbons for the Lodgepole and/or Mission Canyon Formation in each study well.  GeoMark then compared the source-rock based GIS maps with analyses of oil samples from its RFDbase database. This allowed refinement of the final version of the maps and helped to confirm the generation predictions on a basin-scale.  The end result is a stratigraphic and geographic evaluation of Lodgepole and Mission Canyon resource potential across the entire basin.

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Samples: This study draws on the analyses of over 1,800 rock samples from over 140 individual wells and the detailed oil analysis of over 150 oil samples that have been sourced by Mississippian formations.

Timing: The study is complete and available immediately.

Price: The cost of the study is (US) $75, 000.

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