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Gas that is located within coal or porous rock formations is called coalbed methane (CBM). We have more than 50 years of experience producing shallow gas, and apply this knowledge to our CBM operations, located in south central Alberta.
Most of our CBM activity is focused on the dry coal seams of the Horseshoe Canyon formation. Potential from this resource base is substantial. Because there are already extensive gas gathering pipelines and processing facilities in place from shallow gas development, CBM production can be efficiently and economically brought on stream. Because of CBM development, we've also been able to produce gas from the sands and coals of wells that were previously complete.
In 2011 we drilled approximately 569 net wells from our CBM operations.
1Key resource play areas were realigned in 2011 with 2010 comparative information restated.