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1. n. [Reservoir Characterization, Shale Gas]
An example used for comparison. In oil and gas exploration, geoscientists and engineers compare new prospects and fields with fields and surface exposures thought to be similar in depositional environment and reservoir character to guide predictions. Wide variations in shale reservoirs create doubt about the utility of analog comparisons.