Aramco produces first unconventional tight gas from South Ghawar ahead of schedule

I should like that. And part of me does but will we get economics for those wells as well? Knowing Saudi Arabia, those economics will be hidden behind a screen made of 1-foot thick reinforced concrete. That’s transparency in those countries so we will never know anything of course, if the economics are brilliant. Shale does not depend on large companies doing their large company thing. It depends on innovation and entrepreneurialism – not the things you would look for on the Arab peninsula. Besides, shale needs frac water. That comes at a premium in such places. Still, I wish them all the best. 

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