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Vaca Muerta tight oil unconventional play

Vaca Muerta tight oil unconventional play

Report summary

Argentina's liquids production has been in decline for over 10 years now, and the country is on path to become a net oil importer by 2016. Conventional fields are getting increasingly mature, and attention has turned to the country's unconventional potential.  Argentina's most prospective tight oil play is located in its most prolific conventional hydrocarbon region, the Neuquén basin.

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Production from unconventional oil and gas resources has had an enormous impact on North America’s recovery from economic recession. The success there has led to a shift in the upstream oil and gas industry. Other countries are investing in the industry in the hope they will reap similar benefits for their economies.

This Upstream Oil and Gas Unconventional Play report provides a detailed analysis of geology, reserves, production and commercial issues, including cost of supply, access and fiscal terms.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
    • Geological overview of the Neuquén Basin.
    • Major operating companies and their lease blocks in Vaca Muerta, showing YPF's dominance in the field.
  • Timeline
  • Geology
    • Neuquén Basin Acreage - Updated for four windows
    • Analogue Model
  • Reserves and resources
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Environment/regulation
      • Government intervention
      • Environmental
    • Land access/permitting
    • Fiscal terms
  • Infrastructure
  • Operations
    • Supply chain
      • Labour unions
    • Water procurement/disposal
    • Technology
      • Technology Training Center
  • Key companies
    • Position of key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis
    • Sensitivities

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Hydrocarbon windows in the Neuquén Basin.
    • Location maps: Image 2
    • Location maps: Image 3
  • Timeline
  • Geology
    • Geology: Image 1
    • Geology: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources
    • Neuquén tight oil reserves and resources build-up
    • Reserves assumptions
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Infrastructure
  • Operations
  • Key companies
    • Key companies: Image 1
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Table 1
    • Type well annual production
    • Type well cash flow
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