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Cardium tight oil unconventional play

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19 February 2021

Cardium tight oil unconventional play

Report summary

The Cardium play is a hybrid sandstone/shale play located in west Alberta. Its hydrocarbon potential is well known and understood, with conventional oil production having begun in the 1950s, and peaking at over 150,000 b/d in the 1970s. In 2008, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing started to unlock the very tight potential of the play, and horizontal drilling has since accelerated rapidly.

Table of contents

  • Commercialisation overview
    • Cardium timeline
    • Dual zones
  • Liquids market
  • Gas market
  • Environment/regulation
  • Land access/permitting
  • Fiscal terms
  • Supply chain
  • Water procurement/disposal
  • Technology

Tables and charts

This report includes 5 images and tables including:

  • Cardium tight oil map
  • Cardium Willesden Green sub-play economic metrics
  • Type well annual production for Willesden Green sub-play type well
  • Type well cash flow for Willesden Green sub-play type well
  • Cardium tight oil reserves and resources build-up

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