Our inaugural Vaca Muerta development study offers ground-breaking economic analysis of Argentina's massive Vaca Muerta shale. We divide the play into four sub-areas and use reported well-by-well data to forecast well economics and production. See how the Vaca Muerta compares to North American analogue plays in terms of well performance, costs and horizontal development.
The main deliverables of this report are PDF and Excel file downloads
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Vaca Muerta study charts.xls XLS - 8.27 MB
Vaca Muerta development study.pdf PDF - 5.16 MB
This Vaca Muerta development study report provides ground-breaking well-by-well analysis of production, well performance, reservoir metrics, and much more.
The play is divided into four distinct sub-plays and this report provides insight into value, costs, reserves, and type-well economics for each area. The sub-plays likely to drive value creation are identified, as well as the oil and gas prices and efficiency gains needed to produce positive returns.
The report also analyses the four sub-play results from a perspective of both vertical and horizontal wells, resulting in eight unique scenarios. Using the results, we illustrate how the ongoing switch to horizontal drilling will impact production and value.
The study enables potential investors, governments and companies to evaluate the relative attractiveness and value of acreage positions. Furthermore, the study helps benchmark the performance of each Vaca Muerta sub-play with that of North American analogues.
These findings are based on original well data from Argentina along with Wood Mackenzie's expert analysis.
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Insight | Nov 2015
Vaca Muerta development study
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