Argentina

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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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November 28, 2023
Wintershall Dea, YPF, Argentina's national energy company, and Dow, a global materials science leader, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly assess potential carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities in Argentina.
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November 26, 2023
Argentina’s shale patch has vast untapped potential that has been limited by bottlenecks. In theory, President Javier Milei’s plans should improve YPF’s margins and attract foreign direct investment.
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October 15, 2023
Argentina is home to the world’s second-biggest trove of shale gas in Patagonia’s Vaca Muerta, or Dead Cow, formation. CEO Marcelo Mindlin, 59, who founded Pampa Energia SA in 2005 as the country rebounded from financial and economic implosion, wants to unearth as much of it as possible.
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August 14, 2023
Whatever broader policy mix is implemented, the next government will continue to back production in shale patch Vaca Muerta. That was the unanimous opinion of top drillers state-run YPF SA and Pampa Energia SA, and TGS SA, which conditions and transports shale gas, on earnings calls last week.
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August 02, 2023
Exxon is involved in six areas of Argentina’s heralded Vaca Muerta — Spanish for Dead Cow — formation in Patagonia. The company’s plans to ramp up development of its flagship site, called Bajo del Choique-La Invernada, never really took off. Today, oil and gas production across all of its shale patches in the region is the equivalent of just 15,000 bpd.
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June 12, 2023
Argentina and Chevron reached a deal where the oil company will invest up to $500 million in the El Trapial field in the Vaca Muerta deposit, Economy Minister Sergio Massa said.
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June 06, 2023
The company plans to acquire a roughly 7,500 square-kilometer 3D seismic survey and upon completion, TGS will have built a 3D library of 25,000 square-kilometers in the Malvinas basin.
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April 2023
Vaca Muerta poised to boom
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March 08, 2023
Drilling is picking up fast in Vaca Muerta after a series of false dawns over the past decade with top developer, state-run YPF SA, poised to ramp up investments.
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February 27, 2023
Workers in the geological formation known as Vaca Muerta are building a 356-mile pipeline that will carry natural gas from remote northern Patagonia to Argentina’s cities and industry centers in the east. The project will help relieve bottlenecks that have stifled oil and gas production the nation desperately needs to bolster its economy.
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October 2022
Using advanced snubbing equipment has enhanced completion and workover efficiencies in developing Vaca Muerta shale resources. The new hydraulic completion units increase performance and enable the operator to push the technical limits of extended lateral well completions.
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June 17, 2022
Energía Argentina and Tenaris signed an agreement for the supply of welded pipes for the construction of the Presidente Nestor Kirchner Gas Pipeline (GPNK) in Argentina.
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March 28, 2022
Despite having shale-gas deposits to rival those in Appalachia, Argentina's domestic gas production sector has suffered from years of underinvestment that has left it unable to meet domestic demand, never mind the needs of the export market.
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February 18, 2022
Tenaris plans to invest $190 million for the construction of a wind farm located in Adolfo Gonzales Chaves, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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January 12, 2022
Environmental activists in Argentina are trying to prevent new oil exploration in the resource-rich South American nation just days after forcing a governor in Patagonia to reverse course on silver mining.
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January 14, 2021
The CAN 100 block comprises an area of 15,000 km² and is the largest block in the North Argentinian Basin.
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November 11, 2019
Investments had been picking up in Vaca Muerta, a Maryland-sized shale formation in Patagonia that could turn the troubled nation into a global energy provider. But that was before leftist Alberto Fernandez won the presidential election last month.
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October 30, 2019
The Malvinas 3D survey will cover approximately 7,300 km² of the highly prospective Malvinas Basin, which saw spirited interest during Argentina Round 1 earlier this year.
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