Canada's unexplored lands: Deer Lake basin case study

The Deer Lake basin onshore western Newfoundland is a classic case of an unexplored hydrocarbon bearing basin in the settled part of North America.Bounded on two sides by bold granitic highlands marking the basin's east and west bounding faults and one part rolling farms and nine parts lakes, bog, and pulpwood forest, the basin is known for its hunting and salmon fishing but not its oil and gas potential.But with a fully developed infrastructure including jet airport, major transmission lines, and all-weather Trans Canada Highway and a deepwater year round seaport and university center only 10 miles to the south, the area can hardly be called remote or a "frontier."And yet, while the ...

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