presented by Saskatchewan Geological Society



The Dr. Don Kent Core Workshop is looking at rocks ranging from the Cretaceous down to the preCambrian. There will be 7 presentations with traditional core analysis as well as volatile analysis for potential entrapment of helium and other hydrocarbons. Cores presented will be from Saskatchewan as well as North Dakota providing a unique interpretation of strata from across the Williston Basin.


Two sessions available, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, with a maximum limit of 50 delegates in each session. Lunch will be provided for both sessions between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. The workshops are very interactive with authors presenting their findings utilizing core and posters. After the presentations there will be plenty of time to interact with the authors over the core, and dig deeper into the nature of these oil plays from a geological perspective.


Date: May 16, 2022


Choose either:

  • Workshop #1: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Lunch served for all participants: 11: 30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Workshop #2: 1:30 pm – 4:30 PM


Location: Saskatchewan Energy and Resources Core Examination Facility

                  201 Dewdney Ave. E.


Cost: $150.00

To register for the Core Workshop, you must also be registered for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.



Rock Volatiles analyses of the Cambro-Ordovician Deadwood–Precambrian 10-3-17-14W3 well core. Detailed fluid, reservoir, and cap rock insights from the C1-C10 hydrocarbons, organic acids, CO2, formation water, Helium, various Sulfur gases, and Mechanical Strength. Implications for Helium, CCS, Geothermal, and Oil and Gas. 



  • Chris Smith, Mike Smith, Patrick Gordon, and Timothy Smith, Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy
  • Jessica Flynn, Melinda Yurkowski and Taggert Priddell, Saskatchewan Geological Survey

Three-dimensional modelling of Archean-cored cratons in Saskatchewan: a tool for understanding the relationship between deep-seated structures and natural resource accumulations in sedimentary basins



  • Sean A. Bosman, Colin D. Card, and Ralf O. Maxeiner, Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources, Saskatchewan Geological Survey


Emerging helium and geothermal exploration plays in Saskatchewan’s Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: new core, exotic sedimentary rocks and potential similarities to the Athabasca Basin  



  • Colin D. Card, Ralf O. Maxeiner and Sean A. Bosman, Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources, Saskatchewan Geological Survey

Cambrian fan delta deposits in southwestern Saskatchewan: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and ichnology of helium-bearing rocks



  •  Andrei Ichaso, Luis A. Buatois, and M. Gabriela Mángano, College of Arts & Science, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
  • Patty Thomas, and Don Marion, North American Helium Inc.  

The Potential for Geothermal Energy, CO2 Disposal and Helium in the Deadwood and Winnipeg Sands



  • John H. Lake and Arden Marsh, Lake Geological Services Inc.

Linking lithofacies and reservoir quality trends within the Three Fork Formation



  • Timothy O. Nesheim, North Dakota Geological Survey, Wilson M. Laird Core & Sample Library

Targeting Sandstone Channel Reservoirs in Sub-Cretaceous Erosional Surface Lows




  • Peter D. Hill, Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources, Saskatchewan Geological Survey