• The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission reported that, for the ninth straight year, the province’s established remaining reserves of raw natural gas have increased. The Commission stated, "B.C. is experiencing its highest ever yearend remaining raw gas reserves due to industry exploration and improvements in technology." The commission report states that British Columbia has 658 billion cubic metres (about 23.4 tcf) of remaining raw gas reserves, up from 605.3 billion cubic metres (21.5 tcf) at the end of 2008. The Commission explained that "[t]here has been a decrease in drilling activity, but an increase in overall established reserves, which really highlights the significance of B.C.'s unconventional gas reserves and signifies potential for increased activity in the coming years."  
  • Canada Energy Partners has recently completed drilling operations on a horizontal Montney well located in northeast British Columbia on its Peace River project. The well has been cased pending a completion test expected to occur during the month of October. The operator, Crew Energy, has planned a nineā€stage frac job for the well.