Kukpowruk Redwul

Image shows a landscape of a large rock and sediment outcropping with grass coverings

Detailed Description

Faulted and folded petroleum source rocks in Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks (Kingak Shale, pebble shale unit, and gamma-ray zone of Hue Shale) in southern part of Western North Slope. Thermal maturity of these rocks are at the upper limit of oil preservations. Oil odor indicates that oil was generated from these rocks but it likely migrated to other rocks or was transformed to natural gas by high temperature.


Image Dimensions: 4530 x 2550

Date Taken:

Location Taken: AK, US