When it comes to the shale basin of the future, the most critical factors for success involve markets and holistic thinking, according to an upstream energy guru.

For the Haynesville Shale, it’s all about exports, Bob Fryklund, vice president and chief strategist for IHS Markit’s Upstream Energy Group, said during the recently held AAPG Global Super Basins virtual conference.

“This is an export only basin as we go forward. If it wasn’t for the ability to export, there wouldn’t be much more drilling in the Haynesville,” Fryklund said.

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