Gas hydrate resources in India are huge and potentially represent a global energy game changer if the technologies for production from hydrate reservoirs are techno-economically established. Several initiatives have been undertaken by NGHP in India for gas hydrate exploration in deepwater offshore. Fabián Vera, Baker Hughes, and Christine Ehlig-Economides, Texas A&M, explain transient well analysis and how it contributes to shale development. It may not matter whether the IOCs or the NOCs are in charge. The work to be done is the same and the same people will likely be doing it.