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Cardium Formation
Canada


Location  Western Canadian
Formation Details  The Cardium Formation is primarily represented by marine sandstone, with massive sandstone beds separated by shale. The formation is sub-divided into the following members from top to base: Sturrock Member (sandstone), Leyland Member (shale), Cardinal Member(sandstone), Kiska Member (shale), Moosehound Member (shale) and Ram Member(sandstone). In central Alberta, the formation is divided into the Pembina River Member and Cardium Zone.
Production Activity  Natural gas is produced from the Cardium Formation in the Athabasca River area and the foothills in western Alberta, and oil is produced in central Alberta in the Pembina oil field.
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