WorldOil YPF awards McDermott pre-FEED contract for Vaca Muerta LNG in Argentina McDermott to provide Pre-FEED services to YPF for a five MTPA liquefication facility project at Vaca Muerta LNG in Argentina EIA: Growth in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale, tight gas production leads to LNG exports Argentina’s domestic natural gas production has been rising steadily in the past three years, largely because of increasing production from the Neuquén basin’s Vaca Muerta shale and tight gas play. Vaca Muerta finally produces oil, a century after its discovery Along the western edge of Argentina’s Patagonia, on an arid steppe nestled against the Andes mountains, lies a shale formation known as Vaca Muerta. Exxon Mobil proceeds with Argentina expansion project in Vaca Muerta basin Exxon Mobil is proceeding with a long-term oil development in Argentina’s Bajo del Choique-La Invernada block. Eni awarded high potential exploration block offshore Argentina The Argentinian authorities officially awarded the exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 to an Eni-led consortium. Venezuela falls to fourth-largest oil producer in Latin America Venezuela, which sits atop more oil than Saudi Arabia, has fallen behind three other Latin American countries as years of mismanagement and lack of investments take its toll. Cubility and Argentina-based firm partner to distribute MudCube Cubility AS, a leading provider of solids control solutions that improve efficiencies, solids control and HSE around drilling operations, has announced an exclusive partnership with Argentinian solids control specialists Polyar SA to market, sell and support its MudCube solution across Argentina. OTC: Argentina has much to offer, both unconventionally and offshore Expertise in unconventionals is growing by leaps and bounds in Argentina, and operators are also taking a hard look at the country’s offshore potential. Wintershall Dea appoints leadership in Argentina, Deutschland and Norway Change of leadership at Wintershall Energía (soon to be Wintershall Dea Argentina): Manfred Böckmann took over the position of managing director in Argentina as of May 1, 2019. Wintershall expands portfolio in Argentina Wintershall won the bidding process for two blocks in the promising Malvinas Basin off the coast of Tierra del Fuego as part of the “Costa Afuera” licensing round. In addition to the CMA-1 exploitation concession, with this award, the company will participate in further offshore exploration projects in Argentina.