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Argentina upstream summary

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10 September 2017

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 ...

Table of contents

    • Uncertain investment climate
    • Unconventional potential
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • 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
    • 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
    • Oil/Liquids
    • Gas
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Tables and charts

This report includes 29 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Country Map
  • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2018
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2017
  • Net Acreage 2018
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Neuquen Basin and Noroeste Basin Stratigraphic Columns
  • San Jorge basin and Cuyo basin stratigraphic columns
  • Magallanes basin stratigraphic column
  • Licence activity
  • Exploration drilling
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Liquids production
  • Production: Table 3
  • Production: Table 4
  • Gas production
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • Argentina oil infrastructure map
  • Fiscal terms: Table 4
  • GEM models
  • Argentina basin geology
  • Drilling activity and commercial success rates
  • Infrastructure: Table 3
  • Argentine gas infrastructure map
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Country Overview

    PDF 2.36 MB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 692.57 KB

  • Document

    Key facts

    PDF 684.90 KB

  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 818.34 KB

  • Document

    Key companies

    PDF 724.60 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 1.22 MB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 758.94 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 714.43 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 760.51 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 1.50 MB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 718.71 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 768.72 KB

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