River Sources & Sand Transfer to the Deepwater Lower Cretaceous Scotian Basin

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Georgia Pe-Piper, Saint Mary’s University

Start Date:       August 2007

End Date:        August 2010

This project aims to define the distribution systems for sand and help industry explorers refine their exploration targets and better understand the quality of underground petroleum reservoirs. The project addresses key questions in resolving the issue of how much sand has been transferred from the Cretaceous deltas to deepwater.


River Sources and the Transfer of Sands to Deepwater, Lower Cretaceous, Scotian Basin – Final Report [PDF]