http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Shaletech: Argentina http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/shaletech-argentina Feds, IOCs breathe new life into ‘Dead Cow’ BP, Bridas to combine PAE and Axion Energy, forming new integrated energy company http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/11/bp-bridas-to-combine-pae-and-axion-energy-forming-new-integrated-energy-company BP today announced that it has agreed with Bridas Corporation to form a new integrated energy company by combining their interests in the oil and gas producer Pan American Energy (PAE) and the refiner and marketer Axion Energy in a cash-free transaction. YPF CEO resigns as oil company readies asset sales, shale focus http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/28/ypf-ceo-resigns-as-oil-company-readies-asset-sales-shale-focus Ricardo Darre, CEO of YPF SA, has resigned as Argentina’s largest oil producer prepares to sell at least $1 billion in assets and focus on developing the world’s second-biggest reserve of shale gas. Sustained global recovery in land drilling forecast by Westwood Global Energy Group http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/25/sustained-global-recovery-in-land-drilling-forecast-by-westwood-global-energy-group The recovery in the global land drilling market, led by North America, is being sustained, according to first half figures from Westwood Global Energy Group, energy market research consultancy firm. The drive, both in the U.S. and internationally, for drilling wells with longer laterals and on multi-well pads, is creating demand for high-horsepower, modern rigs that can minimize time between each well. Statoil, YPF sign onshore exploration agreement for Argentina's Vaca Muerta http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/25/statoil-ypf-sign-onshore-exploration-agreement-for-argentinas-vaca-muerta Statoil and Argentina’s leading energy company YPF have entered into an agreement to jointly explore hydrocarbons in the Bajo del Toro block in the Neuquén basin onshore Argentina. GeoPark, Wintershall strike oil in Neuquen basin, Argentina http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/11/geopark-wintershall-strike-oil-in-neuquen-basin-argentina GeoPark Limited and Wintershall Energía S.A., a subsidiary of the BASF group, the fourth-largest gas producer in Argentina with over 15 blocks, have announced the discovery of a new oil field in the CN-V block (GeoPark 50% WI, Wintershall 50% WI) in the Neuquen basin, Mendoza Province of Argentina. Oil and Gas in the Capitals http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/august-2017/columns/oil-gas-in-the-capitals Notwithstanding Latin America’s limited economic growth, exploration investments are the common denominator in the region’s major oil and gas plays. Total, BP unit, YPF announce $1.15-billion investment in Argentina's Vaca Muerta http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/18/total-bp-unit-ypf-announce-115-billion-investment-in-argentinas-vaca-muerta Argentina's state-run oil firm YPF SA, France's Total SA, Wintershall Energía SA and BP unit Pan American Energy LLC announced a $1.15-billion joint investment on Tuesday to increase shale gas production. President Energy provides update on Argentina work-over program http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/6/14/president-energy-provides-update-on-argentina-work-over-program President Energy, the upstream oil and gas company provides an update on its work-over program at its Puesto Guardian Concession, Argentina. Petrobras starts production on platform P-66 in Santos Basin's pre-salt Lula Field http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/5/19/petrobras-starts-production-on-platform-p-66-in-santos-basins-pre-salt-lula-field Petrobras and its partners in the BM-S-11 Consortium have started producing oil and natural gas from the Santos Basin’s pre-salt Lula Sul field.