Project: Sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleogeography of a Cretaceous strandplain system: Boulder Creek Formation, outcrop and subsurface, NE British Columbia
The aim of the project is to study Boulder Creek Formation rocks in outcrop in the B.C. foothills, from the vicinity of Mount Reesor northward to the Peace River valley. Outcrop sections will be correlated to nearby well logs and through a regional grid of well logs to encompass the depositional area of the Boulder Creek and Paddy formations. The results of this study are expected to provide an improved regional stratigraphic and paleogeographic framework for known hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir units.
The study will address two immediate questions.
1) What is the ‘Paddy Barrier’? Does it consist of a single sandbody, or is it an amalgam of stacked shallow marine sandbodies?
2) As work by others indicates that the Paddy / Walton Creek facies may disappear abruptly northward, what is the mechanism for this disappearance?