Abstract: In 2011, for the Alberta Geological Survey Saline Aquifer Mapping Project, we collected and analyzed 40 water samples from oil wells producing from geological units, including the Cardium, Viking, Mannville, Glauconitic, Ellerslie, Nordegg, Banff, Wabamun, Nisku and Leduc, within approximately 200 km of Edmonton, Alberta. We analyzed filtered water samples for pH, density and specific conductance; oxygen, hydrogen and strontium isotopes; and dissolved constituents, including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, barium, strontium, lithium, chloride, bromide, sulphate, sulphide, silica and inorganic carbon.
Metadata: 
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      DIG_2012_0001.xml
  Language: 
      eng; CAN
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      utf8
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    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Geological Survey
      Position name: 
          AGS Information Manager
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  (780) 638-4491
              Facsimile: 
                  (780) 422-1918
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  Alberta Energy Regulator
              Delivery point: 
                  4th Floor, Twin Atria Building
              Delivery point: 
                  4999-98 Avenue NW
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T6B 2X3
              Country: 
                  Canada
              Electronic mail address: 
                  AGS-Info@aer.ca
          Hours of service: 
              8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          pointOfContact
  Date stamp: 

      2016-03-29
  Metadata standard name: 
      North American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata (NAP-Metadata)
  Metadata standard version: 
      ISO 19115-1.1
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Vector spatial representation: Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: point Geometric object count: 39
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: EPSG:4269 Code Space: http://www.epsg-registry.org/ Version: 8.4.1
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Reference system info:

xlink: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/65f8b220-95ed-11e0-aa80-0800200c9a66 title: North American Datum 1983
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Reference system info:

xlink: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/c3895520-95ed-11e0-aa80-0800200c9a66 title: Geodetic Reference System 1980
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Water Geochemical Data, Saline Aquifer Project, 2011 (tabular data, tab delimited format) Date: Date: Date: 2012-03-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Energy Resources Conservation Board Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Huff, G.F. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Bechtel, D.J. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Stewart, S.A. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Brock, E. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Heikkinen, C. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta, Canada Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: tableDigital Series: Series: Name: Digital Data Issue identification: DIG 2012-0001 Abstract: In 2011, for the Alberta Geological Survey Saline Aquifer Mapping Project, we collected and analyzed 40 water samples from oil wells producing from geological units, including the Cardium, Viking, Mannville, Glauconitic, Ellerslie, Nordegg, Banff, Wabamun, Nisku and Leduc, within approximately 200 km of Edmonton, Alberta. We analyzed filtered water samples for pH, density and specific conductance; oxygen, hydrogen and strontium isotopes; and dissolved constituents, including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, barium, strontium, lithium, chloride, bromide, sulphate, sulphide, silica and inorganic carbon. Purpose: Oil well sampling for the Alberta Geological Survey Saline Aquifer Mapping project. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Position name: AGS Information Manager Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (780) 638-4491 Facsimile: (780) 422-1918 Address: Address: Delivery point: Alberta Energy Regulator Delivery point: 4th Floor, Twin Atria Building Delivery point: 4999-98 Avenue NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6B 2X3 Country: Canada Electronic mail address: AGS-Info@aer.ca Hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: analysis Keyword: aquifers Keyword: banff formation Keyword: cardium formation Keyword: data Keyword: geochemical Keyword: geology Keyword: mannville group Keyword: nordegg member Keyword: saline Keyword: samples Keyword: viking formation Keyword: wabamun group Keyword: water Keyword: wells Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: none Date: unknown Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: 83a Keyword: 83b Keyword: 83g Keyword: 83h Keyword: alberta Keyword: canada Keyword: cooking lake Type: Keyword type code: place Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: none Date: unknown Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Use constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: Access Constraints: Public Use Constraints: Acknowledgement of the Alberta Energy Regulator/Alberta Geological Survey as the originator/source of this information is required as described in the Open Government License - Alberta. Distribution Liability: The Alberta Energy Regulator/Alberta Geological Survey (AER/AGS) licenses this information under the Open Government License - Alberta. Any references to proprietary software in our documentation, and/or any use of proprietary data formats in our releases, do not constitute endorsement by the AER/AGS of any manufacturer's product. Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: eng; CAN Topic category: Topic category code: geoscientificInformation Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -114.66 East bound longitude: -112.32 South bound latitude: 52.23 North bound latitude: 53.89 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 2011-06-01 End date: 2011-09-01 Supplemental Information: Language: In English;
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Content info:

Feature catalogue description: Included with dataset: false Feature catalogue citation: Citation: Title: Entity and Attribute Information Date: Other citation details: Detailed Entity and Attribute information is provided with the dataset, formatted as Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata.
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Position name: AGS Information Manager Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (780) 638-4491 Facsimile: (780) 422-1918 Address: Address: Delivery point: Alberta Energy Regulator Delivery point: 4th Floor, Twin Atria Building Delivery point: 4999-98 Avenue NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6B 2X3 Country: Canada Electronic mail address: AGS-Info@aer.ca Hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://static.ags.aer.ca/files/document/DIG/DIG_2012_0001.zip Name: Tabular Data
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Report: Absolute external positional accuracy: Name of measure: Horizontal Positional Accuracy Measure description: Evaluation method description: Horizontal positions of all wells were taken from IHS AccuMap. Result: Quantitative result: Value unit: Base unit: Identifier: Units system: xlink: http://www.bipm.org/en/si/ Value: Report: Absolute external positional accuracy: Name of measure: Vertical Positional Accuracy Measure description: Evaluation method description: Vertical positions of all wells were taken from IHS AccuMap and verified by an Alberta Geological Survey geologist. Result: Quantitative result: Value unit: Base unit: Identifier: Units system: xlink: http://www.bipm.org/en/si/ Value: Report: Completeness commission: Result: unknown Report: Completeness omission: Evaluation method description: We only sampled wells perforated over a single interval within a single geological unit. Datasets are complete for each well sampled. Result: unknown Report: Conceptual consistency: Measure description: Spatial locations are unique. There are no duplicate entries. Attribute values were checked and are valid within their domain. There are no presently known inconsistencies within the dataset. Result: unknown Report: Non quantitative attribute accuracy: Measure description: Charge-balance calculations for each analysis was performed using reported concentrations of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphate, chlorine and bicarbonate. Mass-balance calculations for all analyses fell within +/- 4.7%. Result: inapplicable Lineage: Lineage: Statement: We only sampled wells perforated over a single interval within a single geological unit. Datasets are complete for each well sampled. Process step: Process step: Description: Collected samples typically contained a mixture of oil and water. We let the mixture gravitationally separate before sampling the water. Mixtures were heated to approximately 80 degrees Celsius to facilitate separation, if necessary. The separated water phase was filtered through glass wool to remove remaining suspended oil followed by filtration through a 0.45 micrometre flow-through cartridge filter. Exova Laboratories, in Edmonton, Alberta, analyzed the filtered water samples for pH, density and specific conductance and dissolved constituents, including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, barium, strontium, lithium, chloride, bromide, sulphate, sulphide, silica and inorganic carbon. All samples submitted to Exova Laboratories were chilled to 4 degrees Celsius and kept in the dark until analysis. Samples for cation analysis were preserved by adjusting pH to <2 using high-purity nitric acid. Samples for sulphide analysis were preserved by adding sodium hydroxide and zinc acetate. Field personnel determined concentrations of alkalinity by using potentiometric titration to an end-point pH of less than 3.0 within 12 hours of sample collection. Charge-balance calculations based on the concentrations of major constituents fell within +/- 4.7% for all analyses. The Environmental Isotope Laboratory, of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, analyzed the filtered water samples for oxygen and hydrogen isotopes. Isotopic values of oxygen and hydrogen are reported in o/oo relative to Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water (VSMOW). Isotopic composition of carbon are reported in o/oo relative to Vienna Pee Dee Belemnite (VPDB). Dr. Robert Creaser, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, analyzed the filtered water samples for 86-strontium and 87-strontium. Cation and anion data were initially reported in mg/L. These data were converted to ppm (mg/kg) through division by density. All converted data were rounded to represent the number of significant figures available in the initial analysis. Date and time: 2010-01-01T00:00:00
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Metadata constraints:

Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Use constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: Metadata Access Constraints: none Metadata Use Constraints: none
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: unknown Maintenance note: This metadata was automatically generated from the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadatastandard version FGDC-STD-001-1998 using the January 2013 version of the FGDC CSDGM to ISO 19115-2 transform. Metadata author: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Position name: AGS Information Manager Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (780) 638-4491 Facsimile: (780) 422-1918 Address: Address: Delivery point: Alberta Energy Regulator Delivery point: 4th Floor, Twin Atria Building Delivery point: 4999-98 Avenue NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6B 2X3 Country: Canada Electronic mail address: AGS-Info@aer.ca Hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Role: Role code: custodian
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