Exploration & Production

Unconventionals hit one-third of Argentina’s output

Argentine shale gas production has increased by more than 60% in the past year, according to Energy Ministry data Argentine shale gas production has increased by more than 60% in the past year, according to Energy Ministry data.
By Staff reporter 16 July 2018 0 31742
Shale activity

Argentina’s unconventional gas industry continues to grow, with particularly strong growth recorded by the shale gas sector in H1 2018. 

More than 450 frack stages were completed in shale drilling in the Vaca Muerta formation in June, according to data shared by the country’s Energy Minister Javier Iguacel on Twitter. “This is an unconventional drilling record,” he said. 

The country has only achieved more than 400 fracking stages in a single month on three other occasions. “Everyday we are...