Producing unconventional resources through hydraulic fracturing is a continuous learning process where the fracture stimulation design can change throughout the life of the field development. The well completion technique can change because of many reasons such as lessons learned from previous stimulations, new technology, and the heterogeneous nature of the reservoir.

This paper focusses on real world data of hydraulic fracture stimulation properties sourced from public databases which is reported from wells drilled in the Heritage Field near Dawson, British Columbia. These wells are licensed as horizontal wells targeting gas production from the Montney Formation.

By plotting and mapping the fracture stimulation data collected from the area and focusing on a set of operators with major operations in the area, this paper demonstrates how the fracture stimulation has changed over time and illustrates the design changes of the fracture stimulations for each operator over their own development timeline.

This paper also discusses the collaboration initiatives that were implemented as the development progressed to highlight how industry and regulators can work together to responsibly produce the resource most effectively while still maintaining healthy competition.

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