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Horn River shale gas unconventional play

Horn River shale gas unconventional play

Report summary

Driven by declining conventional western Canadian production, and the US Lower 48 commercial shale gas success, British Columbia's Horn River Basin has emerged as a large unconventional supply source, with about 80 tcf of technically recoverable volumes.  On the back of several major resource announcements, the majority of the prospective acreage in the play was licensed between 2007 and 2010. The play is located in a remote and challenging operating environment, with high levels of upfront...

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Production from unconventional oil and gas resources has had an enormous impact on North America’s recovery from economic recession. The success there has led to a shift in the upstream oil and gas industry. Other countries are investing in the industry in the hope they will reap similar benefits for their economies.

This Upstream Oil and Gas Unconventional Play report provides a detailed analysis of geology, reserves, production and commercial issues, including cost of supply, access and fiscal terms.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use this unconventional play report to get a better understanding of critical issues with this play.

With more than 120 analysts covering 190 proven and emerging unconventional plays, Wood Mackenzie is ideally placed to offer detailed analysis on over 98% of global unconventional volumes. Our analysts produce forward-looking analysis, backed by our robust proprietary database of trusted research. Proprietary data means a superior level of analysis that is simply not available anywhere else.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Investment rationale
    • Update messages
    • Asset benchmarking
      • The Horn River will have to compete with lower-cost gas from the Montney and Liard as potential LNG feed stock
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
    • Horn River timeline
  • Key companies
  • Geology
    • Muskwa
    • Otter Park
    • Evie
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Gas market
      • Piped
      • LNG
  • Development
    • Well performance variability
    • Statistics metrics and assumptions
  • Economic analysis
  • Infrastructure
  • Operations
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
    • Technology
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Environment/regulation
    • Land Access/permitting
    • Fiscal terms
      • Fiscal summary

In this report there are 15 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
    • Summary and key issues: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Horn River Map - Encana has drilled multiple areas in the play, while Nexen has focused on one core area
    • Location maps: Image 2
  • Timeline
  • Key companies
    • Position of Key Companies
  • Geology
    • Horn River geological characteristics
  • Reserves and resources
    • Horn River resources/reserves build-up
  • Production
    • Major Canada LNG export proposals
  • Development
    • Horn River type well annual production
    • Production scenario assumptions
    • Development: Table 2
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Table 1
    • Type well annual cash flow
    • Economic assumptions
  • Infrastructure
  • Operations
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Fiscal and regulatory: Table 1
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