3D structural geological model of the Mallik Anticline, Canadian Arctic


The Mallik Anticline is a geologic structure in the Mackenzie Delta in the Canadian Arctic. Tectonics throughout the Cenozoic, with compressional phases in the early Eocene to the late Miocene, formed this large, domed structure that is today an important source of hydrocarbons. Gas hydrates occur in the clastic sedimentary rocks of the Oligocene to Pleistocene Kugmallite, Mackenzie Bay, and Iperk sequences, which were essentially formed by deltaic processes. The presence of hydrocarbon gases within the permafrost zone in the Canadian Arctic has led to extensive exploration and production activities in the region since the mid-1960s, and the investigations by geologists and geophysicists have already been published in numerous scientific articles to date.

The associated report (Chabab and Kempka, 2023) describes the implementation of the first field-scale 3D static geologic model of the Mallik site, which was created using data from well logs and 2D seismic reflection profiles. The dataset presented here provides elevation depths and thickness data of the three distinct sequence boundaries Kugmallit-Richards, Mackenzie Bay-Kugmallit and Iperk-Mackenzie Bay as well as fault data from the Mallik site.

DOI https://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.3.4.2023.001
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2023.1148765
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.48440/gfz.b103-23010
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.4095/220702
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1144/M57-2016-3
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Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.4095/133237
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Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.2973/dsdp.proc.11.1972
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.3390/en15144986
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1029/JC075i024p04539
Metadata Access http://doidb.wdc-terra.org/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=oai:doidb.wdc-terra.org:7721
Creator Chabab, Elena ORCID logo; Kempka, Thomas ORCID logo
Publisher GFZ Data Services
Contributor Chabab, Elena
Publication Year 2023
Rights CC BY 4.0; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Contact Chabab, Elena (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Geosciences
Spatial Coverage (-134.870W, 69.330S, -134.330E, 69.520N); Mallik anticline, Mackenzie Delta (MD), Northwest Territories, Canada