The Leduc Field, a Major Oil Discovery In Alberta


W. M. Hanker,
Imperial Oil Ltd

4th Formation Evaluation
Symposium of the Canadian Well Logging Society in Calgary, May 9-10,


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In 1946 the petroleum industry in Western Canada was in a rather sad state. Thirty years of exploration had proved up a relatively small measure of oil and gas. Imperial had been actively explor- ing since 1917 but did not hit the jack-pot until February, 1947, when it brought in Imp Leduc #1, the discovery well of the Leduc oilfield. This event triggered the greatest oil boom in Canada’s history.