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Gas Shale Potential of Selected Upper Cretaceous

SKU: GRI-02/0233
Gas Shale Potential of Selected Upper Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic and Devonian Shale Formations, in the WCSB of Western Canada

Implications for Shale Gas production as the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) matures, the exploration, development, and production of unconventional gas (coalbed methane, gas from shale and very low permeable sandstone) will become increasingly essential to sustain an ever-increasing North American energy demand.
Document Type
Report and Computer File
Report Type
Topical Report
Corporate Source
GTI E&P Services Canada, Inc., Calgary,AB
Sponsor
GRI, Des Plaines, IL
Pagination
258p
Product Media
CD-ROM
$295.00 / Each
 
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Summary:
As the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) matures, the exploration, development, and production of unconventional gas (coalbed methane, gas from shale and very low permeable sandstone) will become increasingly essential to sustain an ever-increasing North American energy demand. To better understand the exploration potential of this play, models have been developed that better characterize both the geological setting and the geochemical framework of current shale gas production. This report documents an evaluation of the shale gas potential of five formations found within the WCSB that conform to these models. The study area, located in western Canada (Alberta and east British Columbia), was selected to better characterize the shale gas potential of the Upper Cretaceous Wilrich and equivalents, Jurassic Nordegg/Fernie, Triassic Doig/Doig Phosphate/Montney, Exshaw/Bakken, and Devonian Ireton/Duvernay Formations. Geochemical data for this evaluation came from open file GSC (Geological Survey of Canada) reports as well as new data generated through this work. The gas shale formations studied contain potentially large volumes of hydrocarbons. A cumulative resource calculation for the formations suggests hydrocarbon volume to be on the order of 86.0 Tcf. The scope of the study did not allow for detailed structural analysis of the area. This report represents a preliminary stage of investigation and more in depth analysis is needed to delineate areas of maximum potential for both thermogenic and/or biogenic shale gas production from this vast basin.
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