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British Columbia completions analysis: more stages, more applause


British Columbia completions analysis: more stages, more applause

Report summary

The Montney play is undoubtedly Canada's most successful unconventional play. Investment has persisted through the price downturn and activity is on the rise in 2017 both on the British Columbia and Alberta portions of the siltstone play. Part of the economic success is linked to a sharper focus on the core, liquids-rich areas and lower service costs. But improvements in well productivity also make a massive difference.

We have looked at the completions data available from the British Columbia Oil & Gas Commission to analyze what is changing in well design within this particular province. We note the trends occurring for number of frac stages, lateral length, proppant loading and fluid use, looking at everything from completion type to saline versus freshwater usage. This report identifies which completion techniques are having the biggest impact on production and how trends differ by subplay and by operator.

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  • Province-wide trends
    • Charts and commentary on how lateral lengths, frac stages, proppant and fluid injection have changed from 2013 through 2016. We correlate these completions metrics to initial production rates and also look at mesh size trends, slickwater completions and saline water usage.
  • Montney sub-play trends
    • See what sub-play areas stand out and which have changed the most.
  • Operator trends
    • The 12 leading British Columbia operators are profiled on lateral lengths, frac stages, fluid pumped, proppant placed and proppant loading (lbs/ft).
  • Analogue comparison
    • Using US Lower 48 data from our North America Well Analysis Tool (NAWAT), we see how completion metrics compare between the BC Montney and Haynesville plays. We also look at frac stage spacing in Permian’s North Delaware Basin.
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