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December 2, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 12:22pm

Montney (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) AB Unconventional Gas Field, Canada

By Carmen

Montney (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) AB is a producing unconventional gas field located onshore Canada and is operated by Birchcliff Energy.

An expansion project is associated with the Montney (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) AB, namely Montney (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) AB Gordondale. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2022.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Birchcliff Energy.

Production from Montney (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) AB

The Montney (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) AB unconventional gas field recovered 41.50% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2022. The peak production was approximately 5.32 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate, 386 Mmcfd of natural gas and 14.86 thousand bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2040. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 298.29 Mmboe, comprised of 18.89 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 1,360.05 bcf of natural gas reserves and 52.72 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves. Montney (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) AB unconventional gas field reserves accounts 0.26% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional gas fields globally.

About Birchcliff Energy

Birchcliff Energy Ltd (Birchcliff) is an intermediate oil and gas company that explores, develops and produces natural gas, natural gas liquids, light, and medium crude oil. The company operates in the Peace River Arch area to the northwest of Grande Prairie Alberta. Peach River Arch region is one of the potential natural gas and light oil drilling areas in North America. Birchcliff operates one resource play within this area, the Montney/Doig natural gas resource play, which is ideal for horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracture stimulation technology. The company also owns the Pouce Coupe Gas Plant facility for natural gas processing. Birchcliff is headquartered in Alberta, Canada.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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