June 16, 2011
Montney Water Project Update - Publicly Available Data

 Geoscience BC, in partnership with seven natural gas producers, the Government of British Columbia and the Science and Community Environmental Knowledge (SCEK) Fund, is pleased to provide an update on work completed to-date as part of the collaborative Montney Water Project.

A table listing the data sets and reports that are publicly available from the Montney Water Project is included below, including information and research generated by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and the Ministry of Environment.

Additional Montney Water Project reports and results will be published during the summer and fall. Present plans are to have the final reports published before the end of 2011.

The Montney Water Project is supported with funding from Geoscience BC, the SCEK Fund and seven natural gas producers operating in the area - ARC Resources Ltd., ConocoPhillips Canada, Devon Canada Corporation, Encana Corporation, Progress Energy, Shell Canada, and Talisman Energy.

In addition, Geoscience BC is working collaboratively with a number of government departments and agencies, who are making significant in-kind contributions to the project, including: Ministry of Energy, Mines, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health, Oil and Gas Commission, Northern Health Authority, as well as the University of Northern British Columbia and the City of Dawson Creek.

For more information on the Montney Water Project, go to www.geosciencebc.com/s/Montney.asp.

Montney Water Project: Publicly Available Data
Lead Organization
Access Location
Geoscience BC Website Project Summary http://www.geosciencebc.com/s/Montney.asp
Montney Water Project Brochure http://www.geosciencebc.com/i/pdf/
Technical Article: Overview of the Montney Water Project: A New Geoscience BC Initiative in Northeastern British Columbia (NTS 093P, 094A, B) http://www.geosciencebc.com/i/pdf
Technical Article: Deep Aquifer Characterization in Support of Montney Gas Development, Northeastern British Columbia (Parts of NTS 093, 094): Progress Report http://www.geosciencebc.com/i/pdf/
Community Meeting Posters:
- Hudson's Hope

- Dawson Creek


BC Ministry of Energy and Mines Preliminary bedrock topography and drift thickness of the Montney Play area by A.S. Hickin (BC MEM) Cartography by M.A. Fournier (MAF Geographix) http://www.geosciencebc.com/s/Report2011-07.asp
Compilation of Geological Survey of Canada surficial geology maps for NTS 94A and 93P by A.S. Hickin (BC MEM) and M.A. Fournier (MAF Geographix) http://www.geosciencebc.com/s/Report2011-08.asp
BC Ministry of Environment New Water Well and Aquifer Data
- Ecocat

- Example Well Construction Report *

- Example Aquifer Classification Mapping Report *


WELLS database https://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/wells/public/
Ministry of Environment Aquifer web page http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/
Aquifer Classification Guidance Document http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/
Web based mapping applications for aquifers
and water wells
- iMAP

- BC Water Resources Atlas


* Web browser "pop-up blockers" may restrict access to example well construction and aquifer classification mapping reports

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