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Summary of Alberta's shale- and siltstone-hosted hydrocarbon resource potential

This report, prepared by the Energy Resources Conservation Board and the Alberta Geological Survey in October 2012, provides baseline data on the potential of Alberta's shale oil and gas. Shale and silstone formations that had hydrocarbon potential were examined and the characteristics, resource estimates and fluid types were documented. This information can help industry identify prospective resource extraction sites and develop appropriate drilling strategies, and can help guide resource planning and conservation policies in the province.