Since the discovery of oil in the Upper Shaunavon Member of the Middle Jurassic Formation in 1952, both the upper and lower fields have been the targets of hydrocarbon exploration. It wasn't until 2005 with the introduction of horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing technology that the field started drawing attention from big players in the oil and gas industry. It is currently considered one of the "hottest" plays in Saskatchewan.
Great Western Railway provides a competitive alternative for transporting the crude oil that is surging in ever increasing amounts from the southwest. Servicing two different trans-loading facilities already, we are connected via rail anywhere in North America, for your shipping needs.