Horn River Shale

Location  Northeast British Columbia
Thickness  1,050 ft
Formation Details  Horn River Basin shale play is the largest shale gas field in Canada according to B.C. Energy Minister Richard Neufeld. The Horn River Shale is a stratigraphical unit of Devonian age in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. A large number of mostly Canadian and American companies have been busy obtaining leases in the Horn River area, and a 36-inch pipeline is being built to transport natural gas from this remote area to a tie-in point on TransCanada’s existing Alberta System.

Projects and Work Interests

Devon Operations in Horn River Shale (Low)
Devon acquired 170,000 net acres in the Horn River Basin shale play. Devon initiated production from the first pilot well in the play in April 2008.
Imperial Oil Operations in Horn River Shale Project (Medium)
Imperial Oil company acquired interest about 170,000 net acres in the natural gas prone Horn River shale gas play as part of the company's ongoing evaluation of its holdings in the Horn River area. Ho...
Quicksilver Operations in Horn River Shale (Low)
Quicksilver holds about 130,000 net acres in exploratory licenses in Horn River shale gas.

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