Parcel 3 is located above the distal margin of Early Cretaceous deltas where porous Missisauga sands have a lower net to gross and increased shale thickness providing good fault seal potential. As evidenced by the excellent gas recoveries at the North Triumph field and the Alma field to the west, this, and a thick Naskapi shale top seal has proven to be an effective combination. Interactions between fluvial deltaic clastics, mobilized salt, and the Alma ridge combine to produce numerous potential hydrocarbon-bearing structures on the parcel. Remobilized Wyandot Formation chalk across large areas of Parcel 3 may also form prospective reservoir targets (Figure 2.4.1).
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