Interactive map of New Brunswick's shale gas industry
New Brunswick has been involved in the oil and gas industry since the first well was drilled in 1859 near Dover. The industry has slowly grown over the years. There have been 322 oil and natural gas wells drilled in the province. There have been 40 oil and 40 natural gas wells drilled in the province since 1990. There are nine companies that now hold a licence or lease to search Crown land for shale gas deposits. This includes 71 rights agreements covering 1.4 million hectares of Crown land. This interactive map shows what companies hold licences or leases in the province. It also shows where all of the active wells are located and where the nearest pipelines are located. Click on the well or specific lease for more information.
Dan McHardie and Jeremy Hanna CBC News
Posted: Nov 28, 2011
Oil and Gas fields
Corridor Resources's McCully Field and Contact Exploration's Stoney Creek Oilfield are operating active fields. The McCully Field has 30 natural gas wells that are producing 15 million cubic feet a day. The Department of Natural Resources estimates that there could be 67 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the area. There are also 121 billion cubic feet of conventional gas reserves. The Stoney Creek Oilfield was first discovered in 1909 but Contact Exploration has operated the oilfield since 2005. The 16 oil wells in the area are producing roughly 100 barrels a day. Provincial estimates suggest there could be 11 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the area.