survey methods used in the discovery of the Leduc Field was important to geophysicists. The process involved interpreting records that indicated the
presence of buried reefs. It also allowed the geophysicists to interpret the
edge of a known reef and its aerial extent. As a result, the geophysicists were able to identify the presence of possible reefs in other areas. The
discovery was also important to paleontologists and geophysicists as it opened
up a new and fascinating study of coral reefs within the Western
Canada Sedimentary Basin.