WCSB top Canadian supply source as frontiers face long lead times

Click here to enlarge imageThe Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is now and will continue to be the main area of conventional gas supply in Canada. Remaining nominal marketable gas is estimated to be 142 tcf (Fig. 1, Tables 1, 2). Click here to enlarge imageFrontier basins will provide incremental supply as production and transportation infrastructure is installed. The Near Frontiers are expected to hold 46 tcf of nominal marketable gas, while the Remote Frontier Basins hold 44 tcf. Click here to enlarge imageNonconventional gas sources such as coalbed methane, gas hydrates, tight gas, and shale gas may be important if pilot production projects prove successful in demonstrating ...

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