Mineral Resources maintains a complete library of all cores and samples taken from wells drilled under The Oil and Gas Act for the purpose of oil and gas exploration and development in southwestern Manitoba.
Wells drilled to obtain stratigraphic data in the Paleozoic outcrop belt, as well as cores and samples from test holes drilled under the "Manitoba Stratigraphic Core Hole Program" are also maintained. These include Precambrian tests, notably those in the Winnipeg, Grand Rapids, The Pas, and Hudson Bay Lowlands areas.
Updated October 15, 2014
A complete library of cores and samples from non-confidential wells drilled in Manitoba is maintained at the Department's core storage facility in Winnipeg. Microscopes are available upon request. An index of core information on Manitoba wells is available in the Winnipeg Petroleum Branch office. If you wish to view Manitoba well information at the core lab arrangements must be made while booking your appointment. Arrangements for core examination may be made through:
Mr. Gerry Benger
Core and Storage Building
10 Midland Street
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Core Storage Building is a secured facility. Access is obtained by contacting Mr. Gerry Benger.
Visitors are encouraged to notify staff of the Core Storage Building one(1) week prior to core and sample examination.
No charge is levied for use of the Core and Sample Storage facility.
Equipment (i.e. microscopes, etc.) is available upon request.
Written permission must be obtained to sample core, or to remove core from the facility, for purposes of analysis.
Please forward requests for the above noted to:
Statigraphic test hole information can be obtained from Geological Services Branch at
204-945-6567 or fax 204-945-0586.
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