Shale Gas & Tight Oil Argentina II (SARG2)

Venue: Hilton, Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Event Date/Time: Sep 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2012
Early Registration Date: Aug 24, 2012
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Description

There is no denying the issue at the forefront of everyone’s mind when discussing oil and gas in Argentina: the expropriation of YPF. The decision has left foreign investors weary of both the political risk and contract stability associated with investment in the country. The nationalization of Argentina’s largest oil producer, alongside the ongoing implementation of price controls, export tariffs and rigid equipment imports has ground the investment necessary for development to a halt. Leaving several questions, surrounding the feasibility of exploiting these resources, unanswered. Aside from how the investment landscape will evolve in the near future, operators are still striving for more answers around detailed reservoir characterization and how to plan and execute a maximum recovery completions programme.

While political environment and investor climate may be taking a front seat in current Argentine affairs, it must not be forgotten that the Vaca Muerta formation alone, contains a phenomenal 21 billion barrels of prospective oil resources. Holding one of the largest shale oil and gas reserves in the world, the pursuit and continual enrichment of updated geological and completions data cannot be under-estimated when clarifying the ability of operators to exploit this play.

With the realization of Argentina’s shale wealth at stake, Shale Gas & Tight Oil Argentina II, South America’s most established shale gas and tight oil congress, will bring together the key Government officials, major operators and geological and completions experts for the second time, to drive forward solutions and determine the commercial and logistical feasibility of exploiting these exponential shale resources. This is the second in series following the incredible success of the sell-out event in January, dedicated to bringing industry the very latest solutions and strategies to turn these resources into reserves.

Day One will start by examining the macro-economic plans for Argentine Development followed by a government account of the YPF Nationalization. We will then see an update on the rules, regulations and framework surrounding investment landscape, oil and gas pricing, equipment supply and leasing permits in Argentina. Ending the day will be a much needed discussion on regional water regulations to assess how much water will be available for fracing as production develops.

Day Two will analyze the key drivers behind initial exploration testing stages to understand how operators determine the prospectivity of a play before drilling. It will then provide an update of exploration findings in the Neuquén (Vaca Muerta, Los Molles and Agrio ), San Jorge, Chaco & Austral basins. Following this will be an assessment of how thermal maturity, seismic and geo-mechanical data can be interpreted to predict productivity. The day will end with an examination of reserve estimations and new potential areas of exploration to determine the longevity of resources in Argentina.

Day Three will open up with a cost breakdown of the developing of a well in the Vaca Muerta.It will then examine how to address the key decisions within a completions design and how to properly execute the procedure. Following that will be discussions on vertical vs. horizontal wells, well spacing, frac stages, proppants and frac fuids in relation to optimizing costs and production efficiency. Ending the three days will be a session delivering water management solutions to ensure water is always available for frac jobs.

NOTE: This is a dual language conference. All presentations will be delivered with English/Spanish translationWhile political environment and investor climate may be taking a front seat in current Argentine affairs, it must not be forgotten that the Vaca Muerta formation alone, contains a phenomenal 21 billion barrels of prospective oil resources. Holding one of the largest shale oil and gas reserves in the world, the pursuit and continual enrichment of updated geological and completions data cannot be under-estimated when clarifying the ability of operators to exploit this play.
With the realization of Argentina’s shale wealth at stake, Shale Gas & Tight Oil Argentina II, South America’s most established shale gas and tight oil congress, will bring together the key Government officials, major operators and geological and completions experts for the second time, to drive forward solutions and determine the commercial and logistical feasibility of exploiting these exponential shale resources. This is the second in series following the incredible success of the sell-out event in January, dedicated to bringing industry the very latest solutions and strategies to turn these resources into reserves.

Day One will start by examining the macro-economic plans for Argentine Development followed by a government account of the YPF Nationalization. We will then see an update on the rules, regulations and framework surrounding investment landscape, oil and gas pricing, equipment supply and leasing permits in Argentina. Ending the day will be a much needed discussion on regional water regulations to assess how much water will be available for fracing as production develops.

Day Two will analyze the key drivers behind initial exploration testing stages to understand how operators determine the prospectivity of a play before drilling. It will then provide an update of exploration findings in the Neuquén (Vaca Muerta, Los Molles and Agrio ), San Jorge, Chaco & Austral basins. Following this will be an assessment of how thermal maturity, seismic and geo-mechanical data can be interpreted to predict productivity. The day will end with an examination of reserve estimations and new potential areas of exploration to determine the longevity of resources in Argentina.

Day Three will open up with a cost breakdown of the developing of a well in the Vaca Muerta.It will then examine how to address the key decisions within a completions design and how to properly execute the procedure. Following that will be discussions on vertical vs. horizontal wells, well spacing, frac stages, proppants and frac fuids in relation to optimizing costs and production efficiency. Ending the three days will be a session delivering water management solutions to ensure water is always available for frac jobs.

NOTE: This is a dual language conference. All presentations will be delivered with English/Spanish translation

Venue

Av Macacha Guemes 351
Buenos Aires
Argentina
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Shale Gas & Tight Oil Argentina II, will bring together experts from the local government and oil and gas E&P companies in Argentina with the sole purpose of answering these questions. GOVERNMENT PLANS : Setting out the short and long-term government plans for the direction of growth and development of Argentina’s shale resources INVESTMENT RISK: Investigating the rules and regulatory framework for investment to understand whether international companies will be able to operate in Argentina EQUIPMENT SUPPLY: Clarifying policies in place to enable sufficient supply of equipment to facilitate the exploitation of the country’s most prolific shale basins RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION: Reviewing the latest exploration and production updates from recent wells drilled to enhance geological understanding of the resource in place COMPLETIONS DESIGN: Drawing from technological expertise in horizontal drilling and completions to develop optimum engineering strategy for exploiting the play HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TECHNIQUES : Examining completions techniques used by existing Argentine operators to understand which methods have shown the most promising results to date