Local Geoscientists Share Expertise on Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Core
Three 45-minute sessions will be held where local experts highlight the following cores:
- Bay du Nord (Equinor Canada Ltd.)
- Hebron (ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.)
- White Rose (Cenovus Energy Inc.)
Tour of the Core Storage and Research Centre (CSRC)
C-NLOPB staff will provide a tour of the newly renovated CSRC facility and answer any questions you may have about storage of materials, borrowing of samples, or anything else related to CSRC.
Snacks and Networking Social to Follow
Light snacks will be provided at the CSRC. Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided at Fionn MacCools (199 Kenmount Road) immediately following the Core Workshop.
Bay du Nord Core and Presenter Biographies
A suite of geophysical, geological, and petrophysical data has been collected on the Bay du Nord discovery (ca. 2013), which represent varied scales of interpretation that are used for reservoir characterization. Approximately 400 m of Late Tithonian conventional core was retrieved from the Bay du Nord discovery area, including 165 m of continuous core from Bay du Nord L-76Z, spanning the Mizzen, Bay du Nord, and Bonaventure members. A sequence stratigraphic model containing lowstand (LST), transgressive (TST), highstand (HST), and falling stage (FSST) systems tracts are reflected in the depositional systems as interpreted in Bay du Nord L-76Z core and expanded to other wells in the Bay du Nord discovery area.
Stephen S. Schwartz
- Graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and originally from St. John’s
- Stephen joined Equinor (Statoil) in 2011 and has experience working exploration, operations, and development geoscience. Stephen began working the Bay du Nord Project with Equinor in 2015, largely focused on Late Tithonian reservoir characterization and stratigraphy in the Bay du Nord and Flemish Pass Basin areas.
Anthony S.J. Scott
- Graduate of the University of Durham and Aberdeen University and originally from the UK
- Anthony joined Equinor (Statoil) in 2009 and has experience in working field development projects in Norway, United Kingdom, and Canada. Anthony started working on the Bay du Nord Project with Equinor in 2015, focusing on sedimentology and stratigraphy as part of reservoir characterization in the Bay du Nord and Flemish Pass Basin areas.
Hebron Core and Presenter Biographies
Hebron began production in 2017 from the Ben Nevis Formation which is an ~100 m thick, fine-grained sandstone, interpreted to be deposited in a proximal to distal shoreface setting. Early core acquisition from L-93 4 targeted the entire reservoir, which enabled calibration of rock properties and extended the understanding of the reservoir. Of key concern was evaluating potential reservoir baffles and continuity as drilling moved away from existing well penetrations.
- M. Sc. Geology – University of Calgary
- Shortly after graduation, Greg began working with Imperial Oil in Calgary, taking part in shale-gas, tight-oil and Exploration projects. Since 2013 he has been part of the ExxonMobil Canada East teams, working the Hibernia and Hebron fields
- B. Sc. Earth Sciences (Geology) – Memorial University; PhD. – University of Calgary
- Denise has been with ExxonMobil for 23 years, working Exploration, Development and Production projects, globally and locally in offshore Newfoundland
White Rose Core and Presenter Biography
White Rose is one of four oil producing fields in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin and began production in 2005. The main reservoir is the Ben Nevis formation – a transgressive, storm-dominated lower shoreface deposit that is comprised of stacked, retrogradational parasequence sets of reservoir quality storm deposits interbedded with low quality fairweather deposits. Core coverage across the field provides an understanding of the stratigraphic framework and allows for reservoir characterization for use in reservoir modelling.
- B.Sc. Earth Sciences, M.Sc. Geology – Memorial University
- Allison has been a Geologist/Geological Modeller on the East Coast for 20 years at ExxonMobil, C-NLOPB, Husky/Cenovus Energy
Her publications include Tonkin, N.S.,McIlroy, D., Meyer, R. & Moore-Turpin, A. 2010. How does bioturbation influence reservoir quality? A case study from the Cretaceous Ben Nevis Formation, Jeanne d’Arc Basin, Offshore Newfoundland, Canada. Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 94, 1059–1078