Where We Are
Northern Blizzard has a focused and concentrated asset base of almost 200,000 net acres along the Alberta and Saskatchewan border with the vast majority of the lands being located in the province of Saskatchewan.
The Corporation believes that its assets offer strategically located mineral rights, high access to infrastructure, significant identifiable optimization, and development and enhancement potential.
The Corporation’s two core areas are the Kerrobert Mississippian Bakken and Lloydminster Heavy Oil. Northern Blizzard’s heavy oil assets include two types of pools, the conventional higher viscosity Lloydminster Mannville pools, and the lower viscosity heavy oil found in the Kerrobert Bakken pools.
A lower viscosity heavy oil resource base allows for more options to deploy multiple development strategies.
The Corporation’s lower viscosity pools typically exhibit dead oil viscosities below 4,000 cP and commonly below 1,000 cP at reservoir temperatures. The low viscosity oil is found primarily in the Mississippian Bakken formation. These pools typically respond favourably to infill drilling and waterflooding. The Corporation’s higher viscosity pools exhibit viscosities in the range of 4,000 to 36,000 cP. These conventional heavy oil reservoirs are found in the Cretaceous Mannville Formations and respond favourably to infill drilling and potentially steam injection, but do not respond favourably to waterflooding.
Below is the map of the progression of viscosity from the Athabasca Oil Sands to the Bakken Heavy oil fairway where the majority of Northern Blizzard’s assets are located. Note that the majority of Northern Blizzard’s lands are within area D with some lands in area C.