Principal Investigator:Dallimore, Scott R Licenced Year(s):2014
The agencies involved are undertaking this research to acquire geoscience knowledge about the outer shelf of the Beaufort Sea with intent to address knowledge gaps related to thawing of subsea permafrost and gas hydrates. The research will be made publicly available to northern communities, regulators, the scientific community and industry through the release of scientific papers, maps and reports...
Principal Investigator:Dallimore, Scott R Licenced Year(s):2012
Field research for 2011 will concentrate on two tasks:
1) Continued characterization of three of the larger gas seeps observed and reported by the National Energy Board, GSC and Inuvialuit.
2) Data logger (water temperature, level, conductivity and dissolved oxygen) retrieval and redeployment.
The researcher will characterize water geochemistry, through collection of samples for subsequen...
Principal Investigator:Dallimore, Scott R Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research is to acquire well test data to characterize the properties and concentration of gas hydrates at Mallik. Researchers will collect samples, conduct ground temperature monitoring to evaluate the geothermal regimes controlling gas hydrate stability, and integrate data to better understand gas hydrates in permafrost environments and their potential as a future energy res...
Principal Investigator:Bellefleur, Gilles Licenced Year(s):
The Mackenzie River Delta hosts several accumulations of gas hydrates, a possible energy resource present in the form of an ice-like crystalline solid composed of water molecules surrounding natural gas. The Niglintgak and Mallik sites have been the subjects of several research programs, some of which included successful drilling of gas hydrate layers between 900m and 1100m depths. This project is...
Principal Investigator:Good, Ron Licenced Year(s):
The survey will be carried out along two lines near the Mallik L-38 drill site, with phones at 3 m spacings. A number of energy sources will be tried. These will include an 8 gauge "Buffalo" gun, an elastic accelerated weight drop, a mini-vib system, and a hammer and plate. The Buffalo gun will require holes drilled every 3 m, its 500 grain 8 gauge shells are fired at 1 metre depth and have no im...