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Cardium Formation

The Cardium Basin runs from northeastern British Columbia to Western Alberta and is a major source of petroleum and natural gas. It is a sandstone and shale basin within the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and its name originates from the abundant amount of fossilized cockle (Cardiidae) shells it contains. The

Major Oil And Gas Basins: Viking Formation

Written by a bulge bracket oil & gas investment banker Overview of the Viking Formation The Viking formation is a popular Lower Cretaceous play located in the eastern portion of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and it spans across eastern and central Alberta and western Saskatchewan. According to the National Energy Board

Major Oil and Gas Basins: Montney

Written by a bulge bracket oil & gas investment banker An Introduction to the Montney Overview of the Montney Formation The Montney Formation is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive premier plays in the world. The play is divided between British Columbia and Alberta and spans across northeast British

Major Oil & Gas Basins: Duvernay Formation

Our energy industry primer can be found here, our exploration & production primer can be found here. Duvernay: Introduction The Duvernay is one of North America’s most attractive liquids-rich plays, often drawing comparisons to the Eagle Ford.  Located in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, the formation roughly covers 20% of Alberta. According to

Permian Basin Stocks

The Permian Basin in West Texas is one of the most prominent sources of unconventional oil. If the Permian were a standalone country, it would be one of the largest oil producers in the world, with production exceeding the entirety of Canada. The Permian Basin, about 250 miles wide and 300