Most endeavors of this nature begin with a brief perspective of a singular event that provided inspiration to the editors, thus motivating them to devote time and effort to construct a special issue focused on a particular subject. Usually, such motivational events are a special session, technical conference, recent research, or some combination of all these. In this instance however, the Montney Formation, on its own merits, provides enormous inspiration, having recently evolved to become one of North America’s leading resource plays. The rise of the Montney’s economic significance over the last 10-12 years has been staggering, thereby abrogating the...

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