Western Canada Gas Table

March 23rd, 2009 by

By Pat Hinds

Below is the Western Canada Gas Table that I have included in a White Paper I wrote recently entitled, “Western Canada Oil & Gas Low Bit Rate Fixed Wireless Market Overview.” 

 

 

 

 

Production

 

Natural Gas

Shallow 

Tight

Coal Bed Methane (CBM)

 

Shale

Type 

Conventional

Unconventional

Unconventional

Unconventional

Overview

Typically low-rate , long life

Life

producers  of dry,

sweet gas

Natural gas contained in low permeability sandstone, siltstone and carbonate reservoirs

Natural gas found in most coal seams  attached to or “adsorbed” on the coal surface

natural gas adsorbed on the kerogen (organic matter) in shale

Emerging

Technology Trends

  Infill drilling from pads (cost control)

Multi zone fracture stimulation along the length of the well (Transformational improvement for accessing (or improving deliverability of) low permeability wells)

horizontal wells (often multiple  from single wellbore)

Infill drilling from pads (cost control), multi-zone completions

 

High volume water fractures (model from Barnett in the US) in thermogenic (deep, mature, high rate) shale gas.

 

Cost control and damage-reduction on stimulation of biogenic (shallow, immature, low rate) shale gas.

Geographic Region

 

Western Canadian

Sedimentary

Basin

NE BC, Deep Basin, Foot Hills, Plains

Western Canadian

Sedimentary Basin

Mannville, Horseshoe Canyon

Horn River BC, Montney, Central Alberta

Status

Mature 

Emerging 

Emerging/established

  Emerging

 

 

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