Canadian shales shift focus to tight oil, but drilling down ///

On the heels of an upraised assessment of potential reserves, which Canada says stacks up nicely with its southern neighbor’s most prolific shale plays, tight oil is expected to play an ever-increasing role in the nation’s overall production mix. The identified liquids-rich plays in the Western Canada Sedimentary basin also have become case studies on the evolution of frac design and completion strategies in emerging unconventional plays.

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