This reports presents the results of a study undertaken to test the validity of the geological models generated as a result of the Peace Project Aarhus and Petrel Robertson/QGI studies (Geoscience BC Reports 2016-09 and 2016-04, respectively). Several potential well locations have been selected within five blocks, based on surficial geology, resistivity, and road accessibility. The locations of the test wells are placed close to existing petroleum and water wells, where possible, to provide calibration.
The objective is to test the validity of the geological model; not to locate shallow Quaternary and/or bedrock aquifers. The report provides a rationale as to why each area was selected. The locations of potential wells are overlain on resistivity depth slices and sections from the Peace project area, and a well prognosis provides the information on resistivity values and geological formations versus depth for each of the proposed locations.
The Peace Project is a collaborative effort involving the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Environment, the BC Oil and Gas Commission, the Ministry of Natural Gas Development, Progress Energy Canada Ltd., ConocoPhillips Canada, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the BC Oil & Gas Research and Innovation Society, with additional support from the Peace River Regional District and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers