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Argentina upstream summary


Argentina upstream summary

Report summary

Regulated hydrocarbon prices and financial controls hindered investment in Argentina's oil and gas sector from 2002 to 2016, causing a decline in both oil and gas production. The country became a net oil importer in 2010 and is also dependent on gas and LNG imports. Under President Macri, many of the economic and financial constraints have been eased, but the history of expropriation in Argentina has hampered significant foreign investment. The country's conventional production is ...

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Description

Volatility in oil markets has led players in the upstream oil and gas industry to focus on reducing capital spend and operating costs. At the same time, governments need to review fiscal terms to maintain attractiveness and investment.

This country report gives an overview of the key upstream issues for this country. If you’re interested in identifying and assessing upstream investment and expansion opportunities, this upstream summary is your definitive commercial guide.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use it to gain a better understanding of the critical issues for development opportunities in this country.

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  • Executive summary
    • Uncertain investment climate
    • Unconventional potential
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
  • Geology
    • Introduction
    • Geological history
      • Paleozoic-Jurassic
      • Late Jurassic-Neocomian
      • Middle Cretaceous-Recent
    • The Neuquén basin
    • The Noroeste basin
    • The San Jorge basin
    • The Cuyo basin
    • The Austral (Magallanes) basin
    • The Malvinas basin
    • The Chaco - Paraná (Noreste) basin
    • Eastern Margin basins
    • Nirihuau basin
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
    • Previous licensing rounds and frameworks
      • Houston Plan (1985)
      • Plan Argentina (1991)
      • Provincial control (2003)
      • Ley Corta (2006)
      • Enarsa joint venture licensing (2008)
    • Provincial licensing rounds
      • Mendoza province
      • Neuquén province
      • Rio Negro province
      • Chubut province
    • Federal hydrocarbon law reform (2014)
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
    • Neuquén basin
      • Conventional drilling
      • Unconventional drilling
    • Noroeste basin
    • San Jorge basin
    • Austral basin
    • West Malvinas basin
      • Success rates
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Oil/Liquids
    • Gas
  • Infrastructure
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Pipelines
    • Refineries
    • Gas infrastructure
    • Domestic transmission system
      • Transportadora de Gas del Norte (TGN)
      • Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS)
    • International pipelines
      • Bolivia
      • Chile
      • Brazil
      • Uruguay
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF)
    • Energía Argentina SA (ENARSA)
    • State participation
    • Leading provincial oil companies
      • Neuquén province
      • Mendoza province
    • Licensing
    • Duration of contract
    • Area
    • Work obligation
    • Development lease
    • Surface rentals (canons)
    • Licence extension
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
    • Summary of fiscal terms
    • Upstream
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Concessions
      • State equity participation
      • Bonuses, rentals, and fees
      • Royalty
    • Export duty
      • Oil
    • LPG
    • Gas
    • Other production taxes
      • Provincial sales tax
    • Domestic pricing
      • Oil
      • Gas
    • Incentive schemes
      • Petróleo Plus
      • Gas Plan 1
      • Gas Plan 2 (US$7.50/mmbtu)
      • Resolution 14/2015
      • Chubut incentive
    • Domestic market obligation
    • Contractor revenue entitlement
      • Corporate (or petroleum) income tax
      • Methodology
    • Marginal Government Take Calculation
    • Historical background
    • Pre-1980
    • 1980s
    • 1990s
    • 2000s

In this report there are 29 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Country Map
  • Key companies
    • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2017
    • Liquids and Gas Production 2017
    • Net Acreage 2017
  • Geology
    • Argentina basin geology
    • Neuquen Basin and Noroeste Basin Stratigraphic Columns
    • San Jorge basin and Cuyo basin stratigraphic columns
    • Magallanes basin stratigraphic column
  • Exploration
    • Licence activity
    • Exploration drilling
    • Drilling activity and commercial success rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production: Table 2
    • Liquids production
    • Production: Table 3
    • Production: Table 4
    • Gas production
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure: Table 1
    • Infrastructure: Table 2
    • Argentina oil infrastructure map
    • Infrastructure: Table 3
    • Argentine gas infrastructure map
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • Fiscal terms: Table 3
    • Fiscal terms: Table 4
    • GEM models
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