Annapolis discovery points up potential of deepwater Scotian slope off E. Canada

CANADA'S OFFSHORE—3Deepwater geologic provinces remain a principal frontier for hydrocarbon exploration worldwide. A significant number of such provinces are associated with passive continental margins of the greater Atlantic basins,1 including the northern Gulf of Mexico, offshore Brazil, West Africa, Morocco, and Eastern Canada. Among these regions, the Scotian slope of Eastern Canada is considered especially significant to North American exploration as it represents one of the last "megaplay" areas yet to be drilled and developed.Located east of Nova Scotia in 300 m to over 4,000 m of water, the Scotian slope extends for some 850 km in a northwest-southeast direction from the...

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