How is my ShaleScore calculated?

To better understand the value of your minerals, it’s often helpful to place them in greater geographic context. Geologists often refer colloquially to “good rocks” or “bad rocks”, but which do you have? We answer that question by examining how your well’s production compares to other wells in three key geographic areas:

  • County or Parish
  • State
  • Shale Play

Your well’s ShaleScore is the primary means of this comparison. Each ShaleScore is the percentile ranking of your well’s production against the other wells in the 3 geographic areas listed. For example, if your well has been in production for six months, then we compare its cumulative production to the 6th month production levels of all other wells within the respective geographic areas. With each new set of production data we receive from your state for your well, we update your well’s ShaleScores; expect them to change over time. With your ShaleScore you see at a glance how prolific your well is compared to others. A score of 100 is the best possible. A score less than 50 means your well’s production is below average in that area. Don't get too discouraged if you have a low score. Many other factors beyond just the quality of your rocks goes into determining the production from a given well. For more on percentile ranking visit wikipedia.

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