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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 43 (1959)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 1104

Last Page: 1104

Title: Provost Gas Field, Alberta, Canada: ABSTRACT

Author(s): J. E. Renaud

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The Provost gas field is located in east-central Alberta about 172 miles northeast of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is typical Upper Cretaceous gas field and one of the most important shallow (2,690 feet) gas accumulations in Alberta.

Gas production is from the sand member of the Viking formation. There are 63 gas wells in the field and ultimately about 394 gas wells will be on production. The proved and probable gas reserves are 926 billion cubic feet and they cover an area of 333,853 acres. The average reservoir pressure is 850 psi. The gas reserve is committed for sale to the Trans-Canada pipeline system and at present 33 million cubic feet per day is being sold. The accumulation of gas in the Provost field is due to updip pinch-out of the Viking sand, in turn overlain by Colorado shales. Other gas fields of similar type, such as the Viking-Kinsella are present in east-central Alberta. Planned wildcat drilling will probably uncover similar accumulations in the prospective east-central Alberta belt.

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