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Wapiti Montney

map-montney.gifWe hold rights in approximately 166,720 gross acres of land that are prospective for the Triassic Montney formation with an approximate working interest of 89.8%. The Montney formation in this area is typified by high rate condensate-rich natural gas. NuVista’s tenure is characterized by minimal third party encumbrances and minimal expiry pressure.




map-montney-venn-2016-05.gif1. Scalable/Repeatable

  • Deposition on the shelf edge – not isolated pockets
  • Gas charged top to bottom 
  • Over-pressured – low water saturation

2. Porous and Permeable

  • Hydrocarbon filled porosity up to 9% (typically 4-5%)
  • Sand/silt reservoir exhibits much better permeability

3. Condensate-rich

  • High liquids and condensate demonstrated in all our wells to date

4. Thick Formation

  • 150 – 200 metres
  • Multiple developable layers of resource

The Montney formation in the greater Wapiti area is a thick (200m+) section of hydrocarbon-charted fine grained reservoir found at depths ranging from 2,500 – 3,500m. The Montney has been exploited in Western Canada utilizing horizontal wells for nearly a decade with successful developments stretching from Kaybob, AB, to Cameron, BC. Originally, horizontal developments focused on mostly dry gas regions of the Montney. However, more recently, operators have concentrated their efforts on testing and developing the liquids-rich portion of the immense Montney fairway. Within the wet gas retrograde condensate Montney fairway from Elmworth to Karr exhibits liquid yields that range from 25 to >200 Bbls/MMcf, permeability that ranges from nanodarcy to microdarcy, and original gas in place per section as high as 150 Bcf. Encouragingly, exceptional initial do day production rates of greater than 2,000 boe/d are being achieved across the map sheet.

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