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Joint Assessment of Unconventional Gas Resources of Mississippian-Devonian Shales in Liard Basin

The marketable, unconventional gas potential of the Exshaw and Patry shales of the Liard Basin’s Besa River Formation have been evaluated in a joint assessment by the National Energy Board, the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, the British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey, and the Yukon Geological Survey.

The National Energy Board has provided a News Release regarding this collaborative study of one of the largest shale gas resources in the world and Canada’s second largest known gas resource.

Notice of Public Review: CSA Z620.1 Fugitive and Vented Emissions for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems

The new standard on Fugitive and Vented Emissions for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems (CSA Z620.1) is now open for public review. The review period will be for 60 days with an end date of November 28, 2015. All comments should be entered through the CSA Public Review site for consideration by the Technical committee.

Please note that you have to log in to access the draft and post comments. If you haven’t registered in the past, you will need to create a new account. This system is independent from the CSA Communities.  


Two Canadian Standards Association Drafts Available Now for Public Review

A new CSA standard on Process Safety Management (CSA Z767) is now available for review. You can access the document directly to comment. The deadline for submitting comments is Oct. 7, 2015.

CSA Express Document on Pipeline Human Factors CSA EXP-248 is also now posted online for public review. You can access the document directly here to review and comment. The deadline for submitting comments is Sept. 17, 2015.




The Province, in conjunction with the BC Oil and Gas Commission, has developed a Natural Gas Production Forecast for LNG needs that provides a look at how activity levels could change if proposed LNG projects are approved.

Click here to view the LNG Forecast Scenario.


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