Rubric for Shale Production

Despite the fact that most capital in our industry is direct toward shale production, much of it is still exploring by trial and error.  Based on our experience across many shales, we have assembled this work in progress--a rubric to understand the viability of a potential shale reservoir. 

The science of shale is still evolving, and so is my understanding of that science.  Below is the first draft of this rubric, and I ask that you share your experience and insight to help refine this public resource.

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