• Birchcliff Energy announced it has plans to immediately proceed with construction of its Pouce Coupe South ("PCS") natural gas plant. The plant is expected to cost $47.5 million which includes costs for the acid gas disposal well and a related gathering and sales pipeline. Birchcliff has plans to drill additional horizontal natural gas wells in the Montney/Doig area that are expected to add 3,400 boe per day of net production.
  • Nexen entered production on two horizontal wells drilled last summer in the Horn River shale gas. Initial production for the first month from these wells averaged 850 mcfpd per frac. By the end of the year, Nexen is planning to have six wells at production in the area with a total exit rate of 12 to 18 mmcfpd.