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Chapter 21 Table Gas Production from the Viking

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Gas production from the Viking is widespread and extensive in southern, central and western Alberta, northeast B.C. and western Saskatchewan. The B.C. fields occur in the Peace River Block and immediately to the south. There is no Viking gas production in northern Alberta or B.C. or in central or eastern Saskatchewan.

Included are fields producing from the Viking, Bow Island, Basal Colorado, Peace River Group, Paddy and Cadotte.

There are 75 Viking gas fields with Initial Established Marketable Gas Reserves of over 1000 x 106m3 (35 BCF), with 69 in Alberta, 4 in Saskatchewan and 2 in B.C. The ten largest Viking gas fields, listed in order of Initial Established Marketable gas reserves, are shown in Table 1. Cumulative production data for Alberta and British Columbia are updated to the end of 1990 and for Saskatchewan to the end of 1989.

Table 1. Ten Largest Viking Gas Fields (in units of 106m3).

Initial Established
No. Field Formation No. of Pools Marketable Reserves In-place Volume Cumulative Production Discovery Year
1 Provost Viking 87 39,206 56,732 26,444 1946
2 Viking-Kinsella Viking 13 29,101 35,308 18,627 1914
3 Cessford Bsl Colo 82 22,245 27,416 20,258 1949
4 Westlock Viking 25 12,245 14,810 10,658 1947
5 Bindloss Viking 14 9,949 11,275 8,161 1952
6 Fort Saskatchewan Viking 5 7,737 9,183 7,538 1951
7 Countess BslCol/Bowls 50 6,855 9,000 5,570 1951
8 Sinclair Paddy 15 5,961 7,675 4,631 1956
9 Coleville-Smiley Viking 1 5,693 7,054 5,144 1951
10 Beaverhill Lake Viking 22 4,951 6,412 4,203 1948

Eight of these fields are in south-central Alberta, while the Sinclair field is in west-central Alberta and the Coleville-Smiley field is in southwest Saskatchewan. These Viking gas fields occur in stratigraphic traps developed in this shelf sands, elongate offshore bars or deltaic deposits.

Total recoverable gas reserves in the Viking are estimated at 277.9 x 109m3, of which 103.4 x 109m3 have already been produced. Initial Established In-Place Volume of Viking gas reserves total 514 x 109m3. There are a total of 3280 Viking gas pools, with an average 85 x 106m3 recoverable gas reserves/pool. Table 2 lists the distribution of Viking gas reserves according to In-Place Pool Size.

Table 2. Size Distribution of Viking Gas Pools (in units of 106m3).

In-Place Pool Size Class No. of Pools Recoverable Reserves Cumulative Production
1.0 to 10 705 2,764 444
10 to 100 2051 42,580 6,613
100 to 1000 460 91,441 35,037
1000 to 10000 62 95,324 53,238
over 10000 2 45,823 8,048
Total 3280 277,933 x 106m3 103,380 x 106m3