http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Argentina pursues $5 billion LNG project amid political havoc https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/4/argentina-pursues-5-billion-lng-project-amid-political-havoc “The LNG terminal will be a machine for bringing in dollars,” said Sebastian Mocorrea, YPF’s executive vice president for corporate affairs. “Nobody in their right mind would meddle with it.” Drillmec’s Striker-800 cluster drilling rig departs for Argentina https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/30/drillmec-s-striker-800-cluster-drilling-rig-departs-for-argentina Drillmec announced their Striker-800 cluster drilling rig is headed to Argentina to explore the Vaca Muerta shale play. Equinor expands its cooperation with YPF for offshore exploration in Argentina https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/21/equinor-expands-its-cooperation-with-ypf-for-offshore-exploration-in-argentina The preliminary agreement sets the core terms and conditions for YPF’s transfer of 50% of its share in the CAN 100 offshore block, and will enable both companies to expand their alliance and move forward with the exploration process in the Argentinian offshore. Argentina to export excess Vaca Muerta gas as LNG to global markets https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/26/argentina-to-export-excess-vaca-muerta-gas-as-lng-to-global-markets YPF announced today that a preliminary agreement was reached with Excelerate Energy for the charter of an LNG carrier, which will export Argentina’s excess LNG to the global natural gas market. Wintershall Dea taps ConocoPhillips’ shale expertise in Argentina agreement https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/25/wintershall-dea-taps-conocophillips-shale-expertise-in-argentina-agreement The Aguada Federal and Bandurria Norte blocks to be jointly developed hold significant unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the prospective Vaca Muerta shale formation. YPF awards McDermott pre-FEED contract for Vaca Muerta LNG in Argentina https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/19/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/12/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/6/25/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/6/11/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/20/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.