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Turner Valley, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Turner Valley Oilfield

 
 
Turner Valley Oilfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 30, 2008
1. Turner Valley Oilfield Marker
Inscription. Turner Valley is Alberta’s first great oilfield. Initially the field, which began production in 1914, yielded mainly natural gas. Local plants, which provided the only extensive gas-processing system in the province, extracted the marketable petroleum products. The discovery of deeper deposits in 1924 at Royalite No. 4 made Turner Valley the leading producer in Canada. In 1936, the crude-oil pool underlying the gas reserves was discovered and Turner Valley reached peak output. While production declined after 1942, the field continues to be a significant producer of oil and gas.

Champ de Pétrole de Turner Valley

Turner Valley constitue le premier grand champ pétrolifère de l’Alberta. Ce gisement, don’t l’exploitation commença en 1914, produisant surtout du gaz naturel à l’origine. Des usines locales, qui offraient le seul système de traitment du gaz en Alberta, extrayaient les derives commercialisables. La découverte de nouvelles reserves au puits Royalite no 4 en 1924 propulsa Turner Valley au rang de principal producteur au pays. En 1936, la production atteignit un sommet avec la découverte de pétrole brut enfoui sous le gisement de gaz. Elle fléchit après 1942, mais le gisement demeure encore un important producteur de pétrole et de gaz.
 
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Turner Valley Oilfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 30, 2008
2. Turner Valley Oilfield Marker
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 50° 40.49′ N, 114° 16.704′ W. Marker is in Turner Valley, Alberta. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Provincial Highway 22) and Valley Trail (Route 546), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. In Royalite Millennium Park. Marker is in this post office area: Turner Valley, Alberta T0L 2A0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Turner Valley Gas Plant ( here, next to this marker).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNatural Resources
 
An active oil well in the Turner Valley field image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 30, 2008
3. An active oil well in the Turner Valley field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,973 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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