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Preliminary Observations on the Sedimentology of the Doe Creek Member, Kaskapau Formation, in the Valhalla Field, Northwestern Alberta
The Cenomanian Doe Creek Member of the Kaskapau Formation in northwestern Alberta is the only Cretaceous unit from which oil is presently being produced on the Peace River Arch. In the Valhalla Field, the Doe Creek Member forms an interval of up to five stacked sandstone bodies, 0.5 to 7 m thick, three of which produce hydrocarbons. The sandstones are encased in shale and are oriented northeast-southwest, subparallel to the paleoshoreline trend of the underlying Dunvegan Formation. The Doe Creek Member was deposited on a shallow marine shelf between fairweather and storm wave base. Channels have been tentatively identified to the northwest of the two main sandstone bodies.
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