The Medicine Hat Gas Field: 100 Years after Discovery


Ian Martin,
Martin Petroleum & Associates, George C. Yeung,


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The Medicine Hat gas field in Alberta was discovered in 1890 and is the largest in Alberta with estimated initial established gas reserves of 98 191 106m3 (3485 BCF)(1). Although gas has been found in S different geologic horizons, the Medicine Hat A Sand accounts for initial established reserves of 50 000 106m3 (1775 BUY). An earlier paper by Martin(2) described the history of the Medicine Hat A pool up to 1964. Since then many more wells have been drilled and a lot more has been learned about produc- tion of these shallow, thin, shaly sand wells.