Market Snapshot: Average Initial Production Rates of Natural Gas Wells in Western Canada at a 14-year High

Release date: 2015-07-22

Technology improvements encouraging drilling activity to concentrate on deep tight and shale formations, has led to the highest average initial production (IP) rates for natural gas wells in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) since 2000. The figure below shows average IP rates for each major type of gas well in the WCSB along with the average IP for all wells drilled in the WCSB.