Well of the Week – What did the Charlie Lake say to the Halfway and the Doig?
“Hold my beer.” Imagine, if you will, three anthropomorphized Triassic formations sitting around shooting the breeze. As discussed in previous Petro Ninja – Enlighten Geoscience Wells of the Week, the Doig would say something along the lines of: Dougie Doig: “To explore for my hydrocarbons, you have to be able to project the locations of shoreface sediments using cues from offshore facies AND put these in the context of a significant unconformity.” And Harold Halfway would s
Well of the Week – Does the Charlie Lake have a Circle of Life?
As much as the current Petro Ninja – Enlighten Geoscience Well of the Week series has been a dissertation on the history of discoveries on the Peace River Arch, it has also been the tale of how these successes have fostered the cycle of start-ups recognizing a new play, selling out to a bigger company and starting over. The Dunvegan Debolt field and Anderson Exploration is an excellent example of this pattern. It is difficult to overstate how important the small to medium s
Well of the Week – Does the Halfway have ROUS?
Faithful readers of the Petro Ninja – Enlighten Geoscience Well of the Week will recall that the Doig manifests hydrocarbon accumulations where shoreface complexes subcrop against the Charlie Lake, and that these shorefaces can be recognized hundreds of kilometres along strike. The Halfway does the Doig one better by throwing at least one more unconformity and some structuring into the mix. Caplan and Moslow (1997) document that the Halfway in Peejay and similar fields is a