Natural Resources

Petroleum Exploration Enhancement Program

In 2007, the Provincial Government, subject to the development of a MOU with Nalcor Energy, announced an investment of $5 million over multiple years, in the Petroleum Exploration Enhancement Program. The goal of the program was to engage the geoscience community in an effort to advance onshore oil and gas exploration in western Newfoundland.

For anyone wishing to submit a PEEP proposal for funding consideration, please contact the Department of Natural Resources at petroleumgeoscience@gov.nl.ca

Below is a listing of PEEP projects. Please click on the links for more details on a specific project.

 

Below is a listing of PEEP projects. Please click on the links for more details on a specific project.

  1. Onshore Western Newfoundland Aeromag Survey.
    Gerry Kilfoil, DNR-NL; Lori Cook, DNR-NL
      Indian Head Area; Geofile Number: 012B/0581
      Deer Lake Area; Geofile Number: NFLD/3075
      Gros Morne – Port au Choix Area; Geofile Number: NFLD/3076
      Corner Brook Area; Geofile Number: NFLD/3058
  2. Strata, Source Rock Distribution and Depositional History of the Serpukhovian Rocky Brook Formation.
    Elliot Burden, MUN; Michael Kelly, MUN
    Final Report

  3. PEEP Workshop Presentation 2012

  4. Strata, structure and selected petrophysical and source rock properties for the Winterhouse Formation, Port au Port Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador
    Joe MacQuaker, Exxon Mobil, Houston TX; and Elliott Burden, MUN
    Project Summary

  5. PEEP Workshop Presentation 2012

  6. a. Test of the MUNSIST Seismic Source for High Resolution Seismic Imaging in Western NL.
    Chuck Hurich, MUN
    Final Report
    PEEP Workshop Presentation 2012

    b. MUNSIST acquisition in the Bay St. George area.
    Chuck Hurich, MUN
    Final Report
    PEEP Workshop Presentation
  7. 2012

  8. Stratigraphy & Structure Map (1:50000) of Allochthonous Sedimentary Strata North of the Bay of Islands, Western Newfoundland.
    Elliot Burden, MUN
    Project Summary

  9. PEEP Workshop Presentation 2012

  10. a. Geochemical and Environmental Parameters Affecting Lacustrine Source Rock Properties of the Tournasian Anguille Group (Conche), White Bay Subbasin - Atlantic Conjugate Margin.
    Elliott Burden, MUN; Joe McQuaker, MUN; Geoffrey Clayton, Trinity College, Ireland
    Project Summary

  11. PEEP Workshop Presentation 2012

    b. Comparative Analysis of the Source Rock Potential of Lower Carboniferous Anguille Group, Newfoundland, Strathclyde Group Scotland and Albert Formation New Brunswick.
    Lucy Newton, MUN; Elliott Burden, MUN; Matt Johnston, MUN
    PEEP Workshop Presentation 2013

  12. Origin and nature of hydrothermal dolomitization and controls on porosity development: implications for the St. George Group carbonates in western Newfoundland, Canada.
    Karem Azmy, MUN
    Final Reports: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2017
    Project Summary
    PEEP Workshop Presentation
  13. 2012
    PEEP Workshop Presentation 2013

  14. Diagenetic history and porosity evolution of Upper Carboniferous sandstones in Deer Lake Basin, western Newfoundland.
    Karem Azmy, MUN
    Final Report: 2014
    Project Summary
    PEEP Workshop Presentation
  15. 2012

  16. Evolution of the Appalachian Foreland Basin and Thrust Front, western Newfoundland.
    John Waldron, University of Alberta
    Final Report
    Project Summary
    PEEP Workshop Presentation
  17. 2012


  18. Provenance, Distribution and Prospectivity of Potential Shale Gas Units in the Deer Lake and Bay St. George Basins, Western Newfoundland.
    Paul Sylvester, MUN
    Project Summary

  19. PEEP Workshop Presentation 2012

  20. The use of integrated fluid inclusion studies in constraining the petroleum charge history at Parsons Pond, western Newfoundland.
    James Conliffe, MUN; Elliott Burden, MUN; Derek Wilton, MUN
    Final Report


  21. Fluid Inclusion Stratigraphy (FIS)/Photostrat Study, western Newfoundland.
    Doug Langton, Fluid Inclusion Technologies Inc.
    Final Report (Zip File winzip)
    Project Summary



  22. Drill Core Restoration and Transfer.
    Larry Hicks, DNR-NL; Karen Waterman, DNR-NL


  23. Lithoprobe Seismic Reprocessing Proposal for Line RR-1 Robinson River area.
    Sheldon Handcock, Triumph Atlantic
    Final Report


  24. Lithoprobe Seismic Reprocessing Proposal for Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    Sheldon Handcock, Triumph Atlantic
    Final Report


  25. Fluorescence Microscopy as a Proxy to Determine the Thermal Maturation and APIo Gravity of Naturally Occurring Crude Oils or Oil Inclusions.
    Helen Gillespie, MUN; Elliott Burden, MUN; Kirk Osadetz, GSC Calgary
    Final Report Part 1
    Final Report Part 2 (Zip File winzip)
    PEEP Workshop Presentation 2012                                                                                                     
  26. Depositional Environments, Ichnology and Reservoir Quality of the Hawke Bay Formation, Port au Port Peninsula.
    Duncan McIlroy, MUN; Richard Callow, University of Aberdeen UK; & Liam Herringshaw, Durham University UK.
    Final Report
    Project Summary
    PEEP Workshop Presentation

  27. 2012

  28. Evolution and Petroleum Potential of the Appalachian Thrust Front, western Newfoundland.
    John Waldron, University of Alberta; Shawna White, University of Alberta
    Project Summary
    PEEP Workshop Presentation 2012

  29. Structural and Gravity Study of the Howley Sub-Basin, Western Newfoundland.
    Alison Leitch, MUN; Tom Calon, MUN
    Project Summary

  30. PEEP Workshop Presentation 2013

  31. Investigation of Data Mining and Data Clustering Techniques for Automatically Generating Proxy Geology Maps from Airborne Geophysical Data.
    Colin Farquharson, MUN
    Project Summary

  32. PEEP Workshop Presentation 2013

  33. Geophysical and Structural Study of the Howley Sub-Basin, Western Newfoundland (MT & Seismic).
    Chuck Hurich, MUN; Colin Farquharson, MUN
    Project Summary
    PEEP Workshop Presentation 2013

  34. Western Newfoundland Petroleum Geology Scoping Study (co-sponsor RDC)
    Elliott Burden, Omnichron Associates Inc.
    Final Report - Part 1
    Final Report - Western NL Geoscience Database


  35. Deformation History of the Bay St. George Subbasin
    John Waldron, University of Alberta
    Project Summary

  36. Seafloor Mapping for Onshore/Offshore Bedrock Correlation in Offshore Basins, Western Newfoundland (co-sponsors RDC, OGDP and GSC)
    Randy Gillespie, Marine Institute
    PEEP Workshop Presentation 2013

  37. Detailed Compositional Analysis of Light Hydrocarbons (C1-C4), Trace Elements and Soil Salts in Western Newfoundland
    Gary Thompson, College of the North Atlantic; Derek Wilton, MUN
    PEEP Workshop Presentation 2013
    Project Summary

  38. Fluid Inclusion Workshop
    Derek Wilton, MUN; Martin Feely, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
    Fluid Inclusion Workshop Presentation

  39. Petroleum System Analysis of Western Newfoundland
    Nicholas Harris and John Waldron, University of Alberta
    Project Summary

  40. Variations of Redox conditions across the Cambrian-Ordovician GSSP (Green Point Formation) in western Newfoundland
    Karem Azmy, MUN
    Project Summary

  41. Reservoir quality and porosity evolution of rift-drift and foreland basin sandstones, Port au Port Peninsula and Humber Arm areas, western Newfoundland
    Dr. Luke Beranek, MUN

  42. Constructing a crustal-scale 3D Earth model for offshore-to-onshore western Newfoundland from seismic reflection, gravity, magnetic and well data
    Dr. Kim Welford, MUN

     

     

     





 
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