Alberta Shale Gas Presentation at the EGS Annual General meeting
Edmonton Geological Society Annual General Meeting on March 23, 2013 featured guest speaker Dr. Dean Rokosh (Energy Resource Conservation Board) with a presentation titled "Alberta's Shale Gas Potential".
Alberta’s Vast Shale Resource Base
The Energy Resources Conservation Board provides information related to the oil and gas resource endowment of Alberta. The Energy Resource Appraisal group of the Geology, Environmental Sciences and Economics Branch has published a report to provide baseline data, information, and understanding of the geology, distribution, reservoir characteristics, and hydrocarbon resource potential of Alberta shales.
Until the present time, data and information on reservoir characteristics and hydrocarbon resource potential of shale formations were rare because of the historical lack of interest in shale-hosted hydrocarbon reservoirs. This presentation will review the reasons for instituting the study, summarise the workflow to generate the resource endowment and will provide the results of six key strata, specifically the Lower Banff/Exshaw, Duvernay, Muskwa, Montney, Nordegg and Wilrich.
First GeoDay For Edmonton
On November 1st, 2011 we worked with three organizations to host the first ever GeoDay for Edmonton junior high school students and teachers. Our partners were the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), Canadians Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), and Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG).
The purpose of GeoDay is to educate junior high students about geoscience wonders of the earth and to stimulate their interest in geoscience careers. , volcanic sleuth, Dr. Catherine Hickson, and glacial historian, Jeffery Bond presented “Fire and Ice – Adapting to Planetary Change” at the Jubilee Auditorium. The Edmonton Geological Society helped to find sponsors to bus enough Edmonton junior high school students and teachers to fill the Jubilee Auditorium - 2,397 people.
New Publications On Their Way
With the generous support of the Canadian Geological Foundation, the Society is pleased to be working on a field guide to the identification of pebbles in the Edmonton Area and a book containing a collection of photos of Canadian landscapes taken by John A. Allan in the early 1900’s. Furthermore, we are initiating work on a second edition of ‘Edmonton Beneath Our Feet’ to be completed in 2013.
Dr. John A. Allan (1884-1955) Allan in the Field
Source of the images :(http://www.folio.ualberta.ca/36/06/07.html)
EGS Supports ATLAS
The Edmonton Geological Society supports ATLAS, the grad
uate student society of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta.ca. ATLAS has a weekly Friday noon hour talk series. All are invited to attend. Schedule of talks.
North Saskatchewan River Rafting Trip
Thank-you to River Watch
and the guides from the ERCB/Alberta Geological Survey for a wonderful day on the river. The expertise of Laurence Andriashek, Corey Froese, and Mark Fenton was greatly appreciated by all rafters. The rafters included students from the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University, staff from the Alberta Geological Survey, geological consultants, and the public.
Gold Panning and Picnic
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Thank you to everyone that participated! We had more than forty people take part in what should become a fun annual event. Thank you to the Alberta Geological Survey, Alberta Gold Prospectors Association, APEX Geoscience Ltd., Commercial Solutions Inc., and the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta for providing panning equipment. Our sincerest gratitude to Tom Bryant (author of "The Modern Goldseekers Manual") and Fred Walker, Rod Walker, and Pat Walker (all Walkers of the AGPA) for sharing their expertise.
The EGS provides opportunities for professional earth scientists, university/college
students, and others interested in the field to network and participate in field trips,
lecture series, publication development, and social events.
In the spirit of the EGS mandate to foster interaction between earth scientists we are undertaking a membership drive. You must be a member of the EGS to vote at the Annual General Meeting. There are currently about 30 registered members in the society. We would like to raise that number to 105 members to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the incorporation of Edmonton as a city.
Because the EGS is a section of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC), EGS members are encouraged to become members of GAC. GAC members have the option of paying their EGS membership dues with their GAC membership renewal. At this point GAC requires only EGS executive members to be GAC members. We ask EGS members, who have lapsed membership, to renew their membership and encourage interested people to become new members.