Northwest Alberta (CNRL) AB is a producing unconventional gas field located onshore Canada and is operated by Canadian Natural Resources.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Canadian Natural Resources.

Production from Northwest Alberta (CNRL) AB

The Northwest Alberta (CNRL) AB unconventional gas field recovered 46.49% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2022. The peak production was approximately 46.92 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 817 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2044. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 691.95 Mmboe, comprised of 178.35 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 3,081.65 bcf of natural gas reserves. Northwest Alberta (CNRL) AB unconventional gas field reserves accounts 0.59% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional gas fields globally.

About Canadian Natural Resources

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (Canadian Natural) is an independent upstream oil and gas company. It carries out acquisition, exploration, development, production, marketing and sale of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company’s product offering includes light and medium crude oil and NGLs, primary heavy crude oil, Pelican Lake heavy crude oil, bitumen (thermal oil), synthetic crude oil (SCO) and natural gas. Canadian Natural’s operations are focused in North America, mostly in Western Canada; the UK portion of the North Sea; and offshore Africa. The company maintains certain midstream activities within Western Canada that includes an electricity co-generation system, pipeline operations, and an equity interest in the North West Redwater Partnership. Canadian Natural is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


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