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Introduction to New Brunswick’s Oil & Gas Industry

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New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick

Overview
The geologic history of New Brunswick has shaped our landscapes, communities and economy. The province as we know it was formed over the last billion years forged by moving continents, changing climates and complex geologic processes. Experience a journey through geologic time and discover how the magnificent rocks beneath us influence our lives.
Introduction to New Brunswick’s Oil & Gas Industry
A geological introduction to non-renewable resources, in particular, the fossil fuels: oil and natural gas.
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Lesson Plan: Introduction to New Brunswick’s Oil & Gas Industry
A geological introduction to non-renewable resources, in particular, the fossil fuels: oil and natural gas.
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Weldon, New Brunswick
Oil pump jack at roadside
photograph: Weldon, New Brunswick, 2012. Oil was discovered near Moncton in 1859. The Stoney Creek oil and gas field was discovered 50 years later in 1909. The Village of Weldon exhibits an oil pump jack at a roadside picnic stop.

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Pouring Nitroglycerine into Torpedo Shell; Preparating to Shoot an Oil Well, Maritime Oilfields Limited, Moncton, New Brunswick
Two men pour nitroglycerine into torpedo shell
photograph: Pouring Nitroglycerine into Torpedo Shell; Preparating to Shoot an Oil Well, Maritime Oilfields Limited, Moncton, New Brunswick, c. 1920. Oil was discovered near Moncton in 1859. The Stoney Creek oil and gas field was discovered 50 years later in 1909.

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Flow of Oil After Shot, Well No. 10, Maritime Oilfields Limited, Moncton, New Brunswick
Black and white photograph of oil flow after a strike
photograph: Flow of Oil After Shot, Well No. 10, Maritime Oilfields Limited, Moncton, New Brunswick, c. 1920. Oil was discovered near Moncton in 1859. The Stoney Creek oil and gas field was discovered 50 years later in 1909. Image shows the flow of Oil After Shot, Well No. 10, Maritime Oilfields Limited, Moncton, New Brunswick.

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Albert Formation, Part I
Dr. David Keighley Department of Earth Sciences University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
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Learning Objectives

Curriculum Outcomes:

1. Explore one or a few local or regional issues with respect to the impact (e.g. oil & gas industry) on the environment, and on history, economics and social systems
2. Outline the range of energy resources, renewable and non-renewable available in New Brunswick
3. Describe energy use in NB, its impact on the environment and the factors that might affect its future