In recent years, drilling has focused on liquids-rich gas. Economics are also improved by using existing infrastructure. Since our previous cost assessment, development has focused on Lower Cretaceous plays, including the Notikewin-Falher, Wilrich, and Bluesky-Glauconite, in the southern part of the basin.
The figure shows the location of the Deep Basin tight-gas plays in Western Canada as well as the dry-gas production forecast for Notikewin-Falher, Wilrich, and Spirit River. Production from these formations uses the same technology that is used in Montney and Duvernay development: multi-well pads, horizontal drilling, and multi-stage fracing.