While putting the finishing touches on the East Shale Basin Duvernay hydrodynamics evaluation, it has become apparent that the ESB could do with a little bit of sub-dividing. As with other basins, the previous work was focused on understanding and describing the conventional reservoirs and plays. In the case of the ESB, the regions between the reefs was terra incognita. Terms such as the Ghost Pine, Westerose and Burnt Timber Embayments are useful for establishing the presence of related Leduc pools rather than describing the basin. After some thorough research, I have not found any sub-basins mentioned in the literature. A corporate presentation does reference the "Wimborne Basin" without providing any rationale for the name.
I have been working with the terminology illustrated in the map shown below. The parameters used include:
The upshot is that I landed on 3 sub-basins with a proposed subdivision illustrating the following:
I look forward to your thoughts and any comments on how this nomenclature might be improved.