Willesden Green / Pembina (Cardium)

Repeatable Primary Development
Production 24,058 boe/d (Q1 2024)
53°29’28.9061”, -115°45’53.7153”

Light Oil Assets:  Leading Cardium Play Areas

Long-term, low decline, stable production providing strong returns and quick payouts for years

Obsidian Energy is focused on manufacturing repeatable low-decline and high-netback light-oil wells across our unmatched Cardium land base in the Willesden Green and Pembina areas. Providing sustainable, efficient and highly economic development, this area provides:

  • A history of strong returns and quick payouts, which can be leveraged to provide cash for the Company’s growth plans
  • A delineated and de-risked asset with years of development potential ahead of us
  • A significant reserve-based inventory of low-risk compelling drilling opportunities across our extensive operated land base 
  • Flexible operated infrastructure allows ability to maximize production with minimal infrastructure spend


  • Largest acreage holder with ~25 years of drilling opportunities at current drilling rates
  • Substantial locations with 237 net booked 2P locations (YE 2023)
  • Significant upside to 2P reserve values
  • Best-in-class wells in Willesden Green acreage since mid-2018
  • Low cost, high return optimization programs and field management in Pembina yield strong results, keeping production decline rates low




  • One of North America’s most significant light oil fields 
  • Development since the 1950’s; various phases has kept field producing for over 70 years
  • Advances in horizontal and halo drilling since late 2000’s rejuvenated the field