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Liard Basin shale gas unconventional play



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Report summary

The Liard Basin is located in northeastern British Columbia and extends into Yukon and the Northwest Territories.  This analysis focuses solely on Liard Shale potential in British Columbia, where the vast majority of leasing and drilling activity has been concentrated. Structurally, the area is dominated by the north-trending Bovie Lake fault zone, which separates the Liard Basin on the west and the Horn River Basin on the east. Exploration in the Liard began in the 1950's and companies...

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    Liard Basin shale gas unconventional play

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    Data Summary Liard.xls

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialization overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Gas market
    • Proximal Market
  • Infrastructure
    • Fiscal terms
    • Land access/permitting
    • Environment/regulation
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
    • Technology
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
    • Liard Economics
    • Type well annual production
    • Type well cash flow

Tables and charts

This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Liard Basin Shale Geological Characteristics
  • Liard Resources/Reserves Build-up
  • Reserves Assumptions
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 1


  • Liard Basin - Woodside/Chevron controls the majority of acreage in the basin
  • Position of Key Companies
  • Economic analysis: Image 1
  • Economic analysis: Image 2

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