Argentina News


PGS to Reprocess Uruguay's Exploration Data

Jan 12, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas exploration seismic data company PGS has signed an agreement with Uruguay's state oil company ANCAP to reprocess over 11 000 km of existing 2D lines of various vintages, applying the latest seismic imaging techniques.'This rejuvenation will provide new…

Bahia Grande to Keep Solstad Offshore Vessel Until Oct. 2026

Dec 21, 2020

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Monday it has secured a contract extension for one of its vessels in Argentina.The contract extension is for the construction support vessel Normand Commander, with Bahia Grande LN S.A…

Exxon Takes $20B Writedown. Puts Focus on Brazil, Guyana, Permian

Dec 01, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said it would write down the value of natural gas properties by $17 billion to $20 billion, its biggest-ever impairment, and slash project spending next year to its lowest level in 15 years.The oil major is reeling…

TGS in Argentina, Brazil Offshore Surveys

Nov 20, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas seismic data company TGS has returned to Argentina to complete the previously announced Malvinas 3D Multi-Client offshore survey, and has also announced two new surveys in Brazil.In Argentina, TGS has earlier this week…

Exmar, YPF Settle Dispute, Terminate Tango FLNG Charter

Oct 20, 2020

Belgium-based shipowner Exmar has settled a dispute over the charter of the Tango FLNG with Argentinian energy firm YPF, that will see the FLNG charter terminated in exchange for a settlement fee.To remind, YPF in June sent a force majeure notice to Exmar…

Mexico: Pemex, Hokchi in Talks Over Shared Offshore Reservoir

Sep 03, 2020

Mexican national oil company Pemex and Hokchi Energy have begun the first stage of unitization negotiations over a possible offshore shared reservoir in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Mexico's energy ministry told Reuters on Wednesday.The ministry said Pemex…

TGS Resumes Seismic Survey Offshore Argentina

Aug 05, 2020

Norwegian seismic data provider TGS on Friday announced a return to Argentina to complete the previously announced 17,800 square kilometer Malvinas 3D Multi-Client survey. The acquisition is set to restart in Q4 2020 on what TGS said was a 'highly- funded survey…

Eni Names CFO

Aug 03, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has named Francesco Gattei as its Chief Financial Officer.In 2019, Gattei moved to Houston to become Eni's Upstream Director of the Americas, managing the E&P business in the USA, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina…

Exmar Slams 'Unlawful' Tango FLNG Force Majeure by YPF

Jun 26, 2020

Argentinian energy company YPF has sent a force majeure notice to Belgium shipowner Exmar, saying it is unable to pay for the charter of the Tango FLNG unit due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.According to Exmar, YPF claims that effects…

Hokchi Terminates Grupo R Jack-Up Rig Deal Early

Jun 05, 2020

Hokchi Energy, a subsidiary of Argentina's Pan American Energy, has terminated the charter of Grupo R's jack-up rig Cantarell III earlier than originally planned.Having arrived from Singapore earlier this year, the newbuild offshore drilling…

Denmark's Vestas Breaks Wind Turbine Installation Record, Woodmac Says

May 11, 2020

Danish wind farm turbine builder Vestas became the first wind turbine manufacturer to install more than 10 GW of wind capacity in a single year (2019), according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie.The Danish OEM’s grid-connected capacity of 11…

Hokchi Charters Cantarell III Jack-Up Rig

Jan 31, 2020

Hokchi Energy, a subsidiary of Argentina's Pan American Energy, has chartered the recently delivered jack-up rig Cantarell III from Grupo R for operations offshore Mexico.As reported previously the Cantarell III jack-up drilling unit arrived…

In Norway, Signs of Industry-wide Health

Jan 20, 2020

A range of oil companies and their suppliers saw their market value enrichened Monday for reasons that included oil skipping its usual end-of-month dip in December, as WTI and Brent in 2020 still looking like 2019.With oil stable, even “minor”…

Shearwater Adds 2nd for TGS Survey

Nov 21, 2019

The marine geophysical services company Shearwater GeoServices has expanded the Malvinas 3D multi-client seismic program offshore Argentina from one to two vessels.The expansion adds 5-months of work, bringing the total project to 11-vessel months…

ION Bags 3D Multi-Client Program in Argentina

Oct 30, 2019

ION Geophysical Corporation,  the provider geophysical technology, services and solutions to the global oil and gas industry, announced a new 3D multi-client program in Argentina's Neuquén Basin.ION is nearly tripling the size of its Vaca Muerta program to 25…

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