Principal Investigator:Smith, Rod Licenced Year(s):
Dr. Rod Smith’s ongoing compilation of drillers’ log records from geophysical seismic exploration activities in the Mackenzie Delta and vicinity has identified approximately 214 sites where “gas” was reportedly encountered. This study proposes to revisit as many as possible of these sites that are land-based, or in near shore lake/pond environments, in order to determine which, if any, are still s...
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:Enns, Katherine Licenced Year(s):
This project will assess the sulphur dioxide impacts of a natural gas well production test on vegetation in complex, steep terrain and establish a biomonitoring system for tracking changes in vegetation health in the vicinity of a natural gas well. Well...