The management of Ressources & Énergie Squatex Inc. (Squatex) has announced the conclusion of an academic partnership with the Institut National de Recherche Scientifique (INRS) to conduct geosciences studies in the Lower St. Lawrence area. These studies will provide a 3D modeling and a determination of the reservoir potential of the Sayabec Formation.
Until recently, the Lower St. Lawrence, unlike the Gaspé peninsula, remained an area that has known little geological work. Squatex, exploration of the Lower St. Lawrence / Gaspé area, has resulted in refined geological maps, discovery a new oil basin, and identification of several distinct dolomitized and/or fractured areas. The cooperation agreement with INRS aims, among others, to determine the spatial and temporal extent of these zones and their modes and stages of formation.
This postdoctoral project will bring the expertise in Quebec petroleum geology that was developed by a research team at INRS in synergy with Squatex who acquired numerous unpublished surface and subsurface data in the study area. This work will improve the understanding of the complex stratigraphic and structural geological system involved and validate the potential of energy resources.
Squatex considers that this first university-industry collaboration will help target the location of potential Silurian reservoirs in the Lower St. Lawrence.