geoLOGIC and VISAGE analyze production in Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin

June 28, 2011 by

Editor’s Note: While VISAGE rebranded to VERDAZO in April 2016, we haven’t changed the VISAGE name in our previous blog posts. We’re proud of our decade of work as VISAGE and that lives on within these blogs. Enjoy.

A picture is indeed worth a thousand words and in the case of the examples posted in this blog by geoLOGIC Systems, it is worth more than 20 million rows of data. The VISAGE team is excited to partner with geoLOGIC for an upcoming blog series exploring the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. We will be exploring plays, provincial production trends, type curves, cumulative probability distributions and generally taking you on a visual analytics journey. It’s the pertfect partnership… geoLOGIC has the public data in the gDC (geoLOGIC Data Centre) and VISAGE has the visual analytics capabilities.

We invite you to participate by telling us what you would like to see in this series. If you have an idea please let us know at

In the mean time here are some examples to whet your appetite.

Alberta has had 310,961 wells that have produced oil or gas. In this chart we can see oil production in Alberta since 1962 grouped by on-production-year (i.e. each coloured band represents the production for wells that came on stream in a particular year).

Saskatchewan has become a major player in oil production in the WCSB. Also note the peaks and consider the role oil price has had in defining these peaks.

This shows a breakdown of historical gas production in the WCSB and denotes the top 14 producers. Note the impact that release from gas storage has had on recent production increases.

Special thanks to geoLOGIC systems for providing VISAGE access to data from the gDC (geoLOGIC Data Center)