Find an oil and gas basin resource assessment

Oil and gas resource assessments for different areas of Yukon have been completed by:

  • National Energy Board;
  • Geological Survey of Canada; and
  • Yukon Geological Survey.

Most of these areas have little or no well information. Instead, basin analysis provides a background for developing conceptual hydrocarbon plays.

Since conceptual plays have no defined pools or discoveries. Probability distributions of reservoir parameters are compiled to aid in the assessment. This includes:

  • prospect area;
  • reservoir thickness;
  • porosity;
  • trap fill; and
  • hydrocarbon fraction.

There are uncertainties in the oil and gas play potential and pool size estimates. These ranges are greater than if they were derived from mature plays.

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