Sara Biddle


Sara’s research is focused on identifying small-scale fluctuations in both the physical and chemical conditions at and just below the sediment-water interface during the deposition of Devonian black shales, specifically in the Canol Formation. The Canol is located in the Northwest Territories and is being looked at as an up-and-coming unconventional reservoir. Detailed interpretations of paleodepositional settings are being developed through comprehensive microfacies analysis, integrated petrographic sedimentological and ichnological analyses.


  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Graduate Scholarship in Geology
  • SEPM Best Student Poster, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual
    Convention and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas (2019)
  • BP Canada Energy Scholarship in Geology (2016)
  • Faculty of Science Dean’s List (2014-2015, 2015-2016)
  • Jason Lang Scholarship (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Louise McKinney Scholarship (2016)
  • Suncor Energy Emerging Leaders Scholarship (2015)
  • University of Calgary Merit Award (2014, 2015)