Leduc-Woodbend Oil Field

Leduc-Woodbend Oil Field (HM5LS)

Location: Fredericksburg, AB T9G 0A8 Division No. 11
Country: Canada

N 53° 19.798', W 113° 43.742'

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Le Site P?trolifi?re Leduc-Woodbend

The development of this field in 1947 marked a turning point in the history of the Alberta petroleum industry. After the drilling of Leduc No. 1, the geographical focus of the industry shifted from Turner Valley northward to the central plains area, where vast oil reserves were uncovered. Oil production, which has been in decline, expanded dramatically and the Edmonton area became a petrochemical and distributing centre. The boom in output enable Alberta to become, for the first time, a major oil producer and permitted Canada to move toward self-sufficiency in petroleum.

Le Site P?trolifi?re Leduc-Woodbend

Le d?veloppement de ce site en 1947 constitua un point tournant dans l'histoire de l'industrie p?troli?re en Alberta. Apr le forage du puits Leduc no 1, l'industrie d?laissa la vall?e Turner pour les plaines centrals ver le nord, o? de vastes reserves de p?trole furent d?couvertes. La production p?troli?re, apr avoir r?gress, prit alors une expansion ph?nom?nale, et Edmonton en devint un centre de traitement et de distribution. Cet essor de la production fit de l'Alberta, pour la premi?re fois, un important fournisseur de p?trole et permit au Canada de s'acheminer vers l'autosuffisance en mati?re de produits p?troliers.
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HM NumberHM5LS
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12U E 318272 N 5912450
Decimal Degrees53.32996667, -113.72903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 53° 19.798', W 113° 43.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds53° 19' 47.88" N, 113° 43' 44.52" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50339 AB-60, Fredericksburg AB T9G 0A8, CA
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