Defined as drilling directionally at a wellbore inclination angle exceeding 80 degrees, horizontal drilling can help increase resource recovery while minimizing surface impact.
While horizontal well drilling has been around for decades, recent improvements in the technology have made it possible to combine horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing to help coax oil and natural gas out of tight rock. Today, more than half of western Canada’s wells are being drilled horizontally.
Lists of horizontal wells in the province of Alberta
Updated weekly on Wednesday, this listing includes well location (LE,LS,SE,TWP,RG,M,E), licence number, well name, licensee ID code, licensee name, spud date, final drilling date, final total depth, and true vertical depth.
Horizontal Well List [tableau, which can be exported to CSV and PDF]