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Horseshoe Canyon CBM unconventional play



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Report summary

The Horseshoe Canyon play has been the target of around 90% of western Canada's coalbed methane drilling to date.  However, gas production from all coalbed methane plays accounts for only 5% of Canada's marketable natural gas production. Although a group of producers started to evaluate the play's potential in the 1970s, commercial production was not achieved until 2002.  While the likes of Encana and Apache have dominated the development of the Horseshoe Canyon, smaller, specialised...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
    • Environment/regulation
    • Land access/permitting
    • Fiscal terms
    • Water procurement/disposal
    • Technology
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Horseshoe Canyon geological characteristics
  • Horseshoe Canyon reserves and resources build-up
  • Reserves assumptions
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 2


  • Horseshoe Canyon map - only a small portion of the play is licensed
  • Position of key companies

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