Compton Petroleum Corporation (Compton) is engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil in western Canada. The majority of its operations are located in the Deep Basin fairway of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (the WCSB). Compton has four Deep Basin development gas plays: the Rock Creek sands and other zones at Niton in central Alberta, the shallower Southern Plains sand play in southern Alberta, the Basal Quartz sands at High River in southern Alberta, and an exploratory play at Callum/Cowley/Todd Creek in the Foothills area of southern Alberta. It also has holdings located in northern Montana, where it has signed a farmout and joint venture agreement for exploration of these lands. In September 2012, MFC Industrial Ltd.�s indirect wholly owned subsidiary acquired the remaining common shares of the Company.