Search goes on for more light oil in western Newfoundland

John Weissenberger Mark Cooper PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. Calgary A light oil discovery in the first deep well drilled in western Newfoundland has sparked new interest in this prospective oil province of eastern North America. This article reviews the latest round of hydrocarbon exploration, including three exploration wells, and new models for structural trapping, reservoir development, and source rock maturation. Hydrocarbon exploration results Newfoundland's west coast lies in the Humber Zone1 of the Canadian Appalachians. Shallow wells drilled in the 19th and early 20th centuries on the Port au Port Peninsula and at Parsons Pond (Fig. 1 [208,919...

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