Abstract: This data release includes fluid saturation results of selected samples for analyses of shale- and siltstone-hosted hydrocarbons. The strata evaluated include the: - basal Banff Formation, - Colorado Group, - Duvernay Formation, - Exshaw Formation, - Montney Formation, - Muskwa Formation, - Nordegg Member, and - Rierdon Formation.
Metadata: 
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      DIG_2013_0015.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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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: point Geometric object count: 155
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Spatial representation info:

Grid spatial representation: Number of dimensions: 2 Axis Dimension Properties: Dimension: Dimension name: Dimension name type code: column Dimension size: unknown Resolution: uom: decimalDegrees 0.000180 Axis Dimension Properties: Dimension: Dimension name: Dimension name type code: row Dimension size: unknown Resolution: uom: decimalDegrees 0.000105 Cell geometry: Cell geometry code: Transformation parameter availability: false
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Reference system info:

Reference system:
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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: Fluid Saturations of Alberta Geological Units for Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Evaluation (tabular data, tab-delimited format) Date: Date: Date: 2013-05-29 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Energy Regulator 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: Rokosh, C.D. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Crocq, C.S. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Pawlowicz, J.G. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Brazzoni, T. 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 2013-0015 Abstract: This data release includes fluid saturation results of selected samples for analyses of shale- and siltstone-hosted hydrocarbons. The strata evaluated include the: - basal Banff Formation, - Colorado Group, - Duvernay Formation, - Exshaw Formation, - Montney Formation, - Muskwa Formation, - Nordegg Member, and - Rierdon Formation. Purpose: To provide the public with petroleum analyses of shale- and siltstone-hosted hydrocarbons. 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: asNeeded Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: banff formation Keyword: barons sandstone member Keyword: belle fourche formation Keyword: cardium formation Keyword: colorado group Keyword: dean stark analysis Keyword: doig formation Keyword: dunvegan formation Keyword: duvernay formation Keyword: exshaw formation Keyword: fernie formation Keyword: first white speckled shale formation Keyword: fish scales formation Keyword: geology Keyword: kaskapau formation Keyword: majeau lake member Keyword: montney formation Keyword: muskiki formation Keyword: muskwa formation Keyword: nordegg member Keyword: oil saturation Keyword: peace river formation Keyword: poker chip shale member Keyword: rierdon formation Keyword: second white specks formation Keyword: shaftesbury formation Keyword: shale gas Keyword: shale oil Keyword: slave point formation Keyword: unconventional gas Keyword: viking formation Keyword: wapiabi formation Keyword: water saturation Keyword: westgate formation Keyword: wilrich member Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: none Date: unknown Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: 72e Keyword: 72l Keyword: 72m Keyword: 73d Keyword: 73e Keyword: 73l Keyword: 73m Keyword: 74d Keyword: 74e Keyword: 74l Keyword: 74m Keyword: 82g Keyword: 82h Keyword: 82i Keyword: 82j Keyword: 82n Keyword: 82o Keyword: 82p Keyword: 83a Keyword: 83b Keyword: 83c Keyword: 83d Keyword: 83e Keyword: 83f Keyword: 83g Keyword: 83h Keyword: 83i Keyword: 83j Keyword: 83k Keyword: 83l Keyword: 83m Keyword: 83n Keyword: 83o Keyword: 83p Keyword: 84a Keyword: 84b Keyword: 84c Keyword: 84d Keyword: 84e Keyword: 84f Keyword: 84g Keyword: 84h Keyword: 84i Keyword: 84j Keyword: 84k Keyword: 84l Keyword: 84m Keyword: 84n Keyword: 84o Keyword: 84p Keyword: alberta Keyword: canada 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: -120 East bound longitude: -110 South bound latitude: 49 North bound latitude: 60 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 2011-03-01 End date: 2012-07-01 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_2013_0015.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: Core locations are based on the unique well identifier. This dataset uses bottom-hole latitude and longitude coordinates provided by the Alberta Energy Regulator. 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: In most cases, we collected core samples based on core depth. If core depth was not recorded, a depth corrected to the geophysical logs was used; however, this was rarely needed. 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: The term shale describes a fine-grained, organic-rich rock and may not imply fissility. We collected representative core samples based on available core for the target formations to get a reasonable spatial distribution of data. The core did not always cover the entire target interval. Sampling was focused at a higher density in the shale targets and fine-grained rocks. Lower density sampling was done in other lithologies and bounding formations. If Date_Collected is 01-Jan-20xx, we collected the sample during the year indicated, but the exact date is unknown. All samples that have fluid saturations are included in the dataset. Result: unknown Report: Conceptual consistency: Measure description: We compiled the data into a single dataset for ease of use. The Sample_ID column will result in unique records. A site may have multiple samples. The number of significant digits of the sample results are is provided by the lab. Trailing zeros may have been dropped by Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access. For Sample_IDs 11294, 11295, and 11296 the Oil_Saturation results reported by the laboratory were in scientific notation, which we converted to decimal form. If the text file is opened in Excel or Access, the program will automatically convert the numbers back to scientific notation if you use the default settings. All attributes have well-defined domains and were found to be valid within the domains. Result: unknown Report: Non quantitative attribute accuracy: Measure description: Lithologies are generalized and based on visual description. Allocation of stratigraphic unit names and ranks was based on available stratigraphic information at the time of sampling. No attempt was made to reallocate samples within a consistent, regional stratigraphic framework. In some cases, stratigraphic unit allocation may be incorrect. Result: inapplicable Lineage: Lineage: Statement: The term shale describes a fine-grained, organic-rich rock and may not imply fissility. We collected representative core samples based on available core for the target formations to get a reasonable spatial distribution of data. The core did not always cover the entire target interval. Sampling was focused at a higher density in the shale targets and fine-grained rocks. Lower density sampling was done in other lithologies and bounding formations. If Date_Collected is 01-Jan-20xx, we collected the sample during the year indicated, but the exact date is unknown. All samples that have fluid saturations are included in the dataset. Process step: Process step: Description: Core samples were collected at the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Core Research Centre. Geologists recorded the sample and site information, such as location, depth, formation, and a brief lithological description at the time of collection. Representative splits of the samples were made and sent to the laboratories for fluid saturations. Date and time: 2011-01-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: We received the results from the laboratories in multiple spreadsheets, which we imported into a Microsoft Access database. The data were exported as flat files for public release The raw data was compared to the exported data to ensure that no errors were introduced during data processing and export. Date and time: 2011-01-01T00:00:00
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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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