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Montevideo, December 11th 2018 - 00:37 UTC

Tag: Shale oil

  • Thursday, December 6th 2018 - 09:32 UTC

    YPF and Malaysia's Petrona committed to invest US$ 2.3bn in Vaca Muerta

    The investment will be in La Amarga Chica, where the companies have been testing the shale oil potential since 2015 and have spent US$ 550 million in the process

    Argentina's state-run energy company YPF and Malaysia's Petronas agreed this week to invest US$ 2.3 billion in a shale oil project in Vaca Muerta, with a target of reaching 60,000 b/d of oil equivalent by 2022. The investment will be in La Amarga Chica, where the companies have been testing the shale oil potential since 2015 and have spent US$ 550 million to date in the process, YPF said in a statement.

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  • Tuesday, November 13th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    YPF faces weaker gas demand and shifts focus to Vaca Muerta shale oil

    In the first nine months of 2018, YPF produced a total of 541,00b/d of oil equivalent of hydrocarbons, down 3.2% from 558,800boe/d in the year-earlier

    Argentina's energy company YPF said on Monday its 2018 hydrocarbon production likely will fall by 3% to 4% on the year, more than previously expected, as low natural gas demand forces it to close wells and shift its focus to Vaca Muerta shale oil.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Beware: OPEC and US shale industry scheduled to meet and share dinner in Houston

    OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo and other OPEC officials are expected to hold a dinner on Monday with U.S. shale firms on the sidelines of the conference.

    Oil prices rose early on Monday ahead of a meeting between OPEC and U.S. shale firms in Houston, raising expectations that oil producers would discuss further how to clear a global oil glut. Oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other global oil players are set to gather in Houston as CERAWeek, the largest energy industry conference, begins on Monday.

  • Friday, February 2nd 2018 - 09:52 UTC

    Why Is The Shale Industry Still Not Profitable?

    The average return on asset for U.S. shale companies “is still a measly 0.8%,” the financial services company wrote in its report.

    By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com

    Echoing the criticism of too much hype surrounding U.S. shale from the Saudi oil minister, a new report finds that shale drilling is still largely not profitable. Not only that, but costs are on the rise and drillers are pursuing “irrational production.”