The Duvernay Shale caught the attention of the oil industry in 2012 when EOG Resources Inc. drilled a well into the oil window of the East Shale Basin, but the company chose to walk away from that well.

Since then more E&P companies have decided to drill in the play, which unfolds between Calgary and Edmonton in central Alberta, more recently moving from the gas window to the light oil window. In addition, activity in the Duvernay has shifted from exploration into the early stages of commercial development.

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