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Timelapse sequence video of a Marathon well being drilled in the Eagle Ford shale play of South Texas. Very cool! 

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"A broken growth cycle and years with a Reserves Replacement Ratio (RRR) below 100% with the subsequent rapid decline in estimated remaining Proven Developed Producing (PDP) reserves creates a negative momentum that results in stresses building on the balance sheets, which shifts focus on managing financial leverage within loan covenants."      Rune Likvern 

Hundreds of Thousands of Stripper Wells;
Massive Liability Or Golden Opportunity 
A great article on the News Stuff

A visualization of 2016 shale oil decline if no further 

wells were drilled, modeled from actual realized 

production data with State agencies. 


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