The full report (including appendices, cross-sections, maps, water test data and summary presentation) is also available upon request from Geoscience BC. For more information, please contact .
In October 2008, Geoscience BC announced a $5 million program to undertake geoscience studies in the Horn River Basin, focused on identifying and evaluating deep geological water sources for shale gas production. The $3.5 million Phase I research was supported by $5 million of in-kind contributions from the Horn River Basin Producers Group to provide confidential data from their drilling activities for Geoscience BC to analyze and interpret.
Phase I results include:
A Horn River Basin stratigraphic framework for hydrogeological and deep aquifer analysis.
Aquifer and fluid data from deep water wells that may be used for water source and fluid disposal.
Systematic hydrogeological investigation of potential aquifers in the Horn River Basin to quantify and map reservoir capacity and productivity / injectivity potential.
Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. (2010): Horn River Basin Aquifer Characterization Project - Geological Report; Geoscience BC, Report 2010-11, 192 p.