Argentina News


Equinor Eyes Brazil Natural Gas Infrastructure

Oct 22, 2019

Norway's Equinor ASA is scouting locations on Brazil's coast to install new natural gas infrastructure, the company's Brazil chief said, as the firm's gas-heavy offshore fields come on-line in the coming years.Natural gas is considered both a promising opportunity and a vexing problem in Brazil…

Schlumberger CEO Outlines Digital Strategy

Sep 04, 2019

Schlumberger NV's newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer Olivier Le Peuch on Wednesday outlined his vision for the world's largest oilfield services company, vowing to exit unprofitable businesses, restructure some units and focus on returns…

Equinor, YPF Partner in Argentina Offshore

Aug 21, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor has taken a 50% stake in Argentina's largest offshore block as part of its collaboration with the South American country's state-controlled oil firm YPF.Equinor said on Wednesday it has signed a preliminary agreement…

Eni Secures Offshore Argentina Block

May 21, 2019

The Argentinian authorities have officially awarded the exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 to an Eni-led consortium.An Eni-led consortium wins an exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 from the  authorities, said a press release…

Argentina Grants Offshore Exploration Permits

May 17, 2019

Argentina awarded permits to begin hydrocarbon exploration in 18 areas off the coast of the country in the Malvinas West basin to companies including Exxon Mobil Corp, Total SA, YPF SA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the government said on Friday…

Day Rates to Rise 15% for Working Rigs by 2021

May 17, 2019

The offshore oil and gas industry appears to be in a fragile recovery, according to research consultancy Westwood Global Energy Group.Oil prices are expected to remain between $60/bbl and $80/bbl into the early 2020s before rising, and offshore spending between 2019 and 2023 is projected to hit $1…

Halliburton Sees Offshore Spending Surge

Apr 22, 2019

Oilfield service provider Halliburton Co said on Monday it expects international offshore spending to rise 14 percent in 2019, double the estimates given by sector leader Schlumberger NV for international markets overall.Schlumberger said last…

Wintershall Wins Argentina Offshore Bid

Apr 18, 2019

Germany's largest crude oil and natural gas producer Wintershall won the bidding process for two blocks in the promising Malvinas Basin off the coast of Tierra del Fuego as part of the “Costa Afuera” licensing round.In addition to the CMA-1 exploitation concession…

Equinor Scores Acreage Offshore Argentina

Apr 17, 2019

Equinor said it has added seven offshore exploration blocks to its portfolio, after presenting winning bids in the first open bid round for Argentinean offshore acreage in more than 20 years.The licensing round offered a total of 38 blocks,…

ExxonMobil Wins 3 Blocks Off Argentina

Apr 17, 2019

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said  that its unit and an affiliate of Qatar Petroleum had won three exploration blocks offshore Argentina.ExxonMobil has increased holdings in Argentina after its subsidiary ExxonMobil Argentina Offshore Investments B…

Qatar Petroleum Wins Exploration Rights Off Argentina

Apr 16, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has won exploration rights in five offshore blocks in Argentina as part of two consortia, the company said in a statement on its website.The consortium for three blocks in the Malvinas West basin is made up of an ExxonMobil affiliate with a 70 percent interest…

Wintershall Dials In On Brazil Offshore

Mar 21, 2019

BASF's oil and gas subsidiary Wintershall on Thursday said it would build up its presence in the Brazilian offshore oil sector this year where it won exploration licences in 2018.'It is part of our growth course that we are also active in new regions…

Spectrum Begins Seismic Survey in Argentina

Feb 22, 2019

The global seismic survey provider Spectrum, in cooperation with BGP, has started a 20,000-km (12,427-mi) 2D survey in the Colorado and Salado basin offshore Argentina.The 2D seismic survey launched to acquire data for future licensing rounds off South American country…

Halliburton Profit Beats on International Demand

Jan 22, 2019

Halliburton Co beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, as higher demand for its oilfield services in international markets offset a slowdown in North America.Clients in North America, Halliburton's biggest market by revenue…

Tango FLNG En Route to Argentina

Dec 27, 2018

Belgium based EXMAR announced Thursday that its floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has left China for a 45-day voyage to the destination of its liquefaction operations at the Port of Bahia Blanca in Argentina.The barge-based Tango…

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