Argentina

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June 11, 2024
The addition will mean Vista has two fracking crews and related equipment in operation. The company is aiming to raise production 55% to the equivalent of 85,000 bpd by the fourth quarter, and start production on 138 new oil wells by 2026 in an effort to reach 100,000 bpd.
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June 10, 2024
Three development wells are planned to be drilled, completed and put on production over the next months. Production is then planned to be evacuated via a 24-inch subsea multiphase line to the existing Vega Pléyade platform 35 km from Fénix, and from there to the Rio Cullen facilities at shore.
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May 23, 2024
President Javier Milei, who’s just months into a four-year term, pledges to go where no Argentine leader has successfully ventured for three decades by deregulating the country’s tightly controlled economy. But his signature legislation, which would stamp his libertarian vision on the economy — including free oil markets — still needs to win approval in congress.
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May 16, 2024
GeoPark has signed a deal with Phoenix Global Resources to acquire non-operated working interests in four adjacent unconventional blocks in the Neuquén basin.
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May 07, 2024
Earlier this year, using Nabors provided technology, Vista electrified the first drilling rig in Vaca Muerta, Nabors PACE® F24, which is entirely powered by renewable energy.
News
April 11, 2024
GeoPark Limited has submitted a binding offer to acquire a non-operated Working Interest (WI) in unconventional blocks Argentina’s Neuquen basin in the prolific Vaca Muerta shale region.
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March 07, 2024
YPF will add three more drilling rigs in the Vaca Muerta this year as it narrows its focus on the shale patch in a bid to spur a 24% year-on-year jump in shale oil production, Marin said. YPF’s shale oil output last year was almost 100,000 bpd.
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February 25, 2024
Exxon received several offers for holdings in Argentina’s heralded Vaca Muerta formation in Patagonia earlier this month, according to people familiar with the matter. The assets, which comprise stakes it owns with QatarEnergy in seven oil-and-gas blocks in the shale patch as well as holdings in a pipeline, have been valued at around $1 billion, said the people, who declined to comment publicly on private talks.
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February 21, 2024
Vista Energy, a top-three shale-oil producer in Argentina, is eyeing assets put up for sale by Exxon Mobil Corp. as it looks to accelerate growth in the country’s heralded Vaca Muerta formation.
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February 13, 2024
The drilling of the wells will be executed with a jack-up drilling rig which will be temporarily located next to the Fénix platform. First gas production is envisaged in November 2024.
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February 08, 2024
The assets YPF plans to sell are mainly aging oil fields across Patagonia that are less profitable than the crown jewel of its portfolio, shale patch Vaca Muerta, the official said.
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January 22, 2024
YPF over the past decade has channeled its nationalistic role to successfully spearhead development of Argentina’s Patagonian shale riches, and it is leading plans for pipeline build-outs and liquefied natural gas exports.
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