Predictive Modelling of Sandstone Reservoir Quality in the Scotian Basin

This project uses existing knowledge of inferred drainage basin areas and paleoclimate to model multiple river inputs to the Scotian Basin. The modelled sedimentary succession is compared with actual sediment thicknesses in the basin. Results of the basin infill modelling are compared with reservoir quality and diagenetic paragenesis in different parts of the basin. This study improves prediction of regional reservoir quality risk across the basin. Improved modelling protocols allow reservoir quality to be predicted in undrilled frontier basins, such as the southwestern part of the deep-water Shelburne sub-basin.


Principal Investigators: Dr. Georgia Pe-Piper and Chris Sangster, Saint Mary’s University

May 2016 – December 2018