The Doe Creek sandstone unit is located in the lower part of the Kaskapau Formation, Upper Cretaceous. Doe Creek is a well-known conventional light oil play in Western Alberta, Canada. Oil resources are stratigraphically trapped in the sandstone by surrounding shales of the Kaskapau Formation. The depth of reservoir is less than 500m from the surface, resulting in low reservoir pressure. Historically this pool has been developed with vertical wells and has been implemented with waterflood for enhanced oil recovery. Activity in this pool has recently shifted to horizontal well development and EOR thus increasing both production and recovery. DeltaWest Energy has acquired some leases in the heart of the pool and will develop the acreage with horizontal drilling and EOR.
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Doe Creek Conventional Light Oil Property (Progress Field)
Cardium Unconventional Oil Property (Pembina)
The Cardium oil fields of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin represent one of the largest conventional light/medium oil deposits in the country with depths ranging from 1200m – 2100m. During the early stage of the Cardium’s development life cycle, oil was mainly produced from the conglomerates (high permeability and porosity) within the unconventional tight sandstone formation. Since the days of implementing horizontal drilling and induced hydraulic multi-stage fracturing technology, resource development has increased oil production from lower quality rocks surrounding the main conventional pools. DeltaWest Energy has acquired some leases in Pembina field with surrounding proven oil production.
Viking Unconventional Light Oil Property (Provost)
The Viking formation was deposited during the Lower Cretaceous period, similar to Cardium formation, where the sea level periodically fell causing deposition of shoreline sands onto the sea floor, creating the conventional sandstone reservoir. Surrounding it is a deposition of muddy/silty sandstone with lower rock qualities that are the unconventional oil targets of recent developments. Typical depth of the Viking formation ranges from 600m to 900m. The main and widely used application for this unconventional oil development is horizontal drilling with induced hydraulic multi-stage fracturing. DeltaWest Energy has acquired some leases in the Provost field with surrounding proven oil production.