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Mannville CBM unconventional play

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Report summary

Although the Mannville Formation is thought to hold more than half of Alberta's CBM resource, the play has only been responsible for less than 10% of the region's CBM drilling activity to date. The Mannville coals are wet, and high-salinity water must be produced for several months or years before commercial gas production can be achieved. Developing the play requires additional costs for water lifting, handling, and disposal. Consequently, the Mannville CBM play is challenging from...

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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
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • Mannville map - the majority of potential in the Mannville play lies in the wet coals
  • Position of key companies
  • Type well annual production
  • Type well cash flow


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

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