Liard and the Besa River shale

08/20/2012
Northern Canada’s lesser-explored basins leave lots of scope for big plays, including in thick sections of Devonian-age sediments. First came the gas-prone Muskwa and Evie shales in the Horn River basin. More recently the Lower Besa River shales in the Liard basin have emerged. Houston-based independent Apache Corp., which has aggregated a large acreage position, calls the Lower Besa River first black shale “the best unconventional gas reservoir evaluated in North America with excellent vertical and lateral reservoir continuity.” The reservoir Most reservoir properties of the Lower Besa River first black shale compare favorably with those of the Marcellus and Haynesville shales, Apache to...
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