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Horn River Overview

The Horn River Basin is located in the remote northeastern corner of B.C., and covers an area of approximately 1.31 million hectares.

The basin contains a geologic sequence of shales from the Middle and Upper Devonian periods comprising the Evie, Muskwa, and Otter Park members.

Due to the advent of horizontal, multi-stage fracturing allowing for the exploitation of tight formations, and the high gas-in-place estimates (100 to 600 Tcf), these shale reservoirs have become the main targets of development in the Horn River.

Properties of the formations vary with an average thickness of 140 m, an average porosity of 3.5% and permeability measurements  of 300 nD.