A well in the Vaca Muerta formation. (YPF) Exploration & Production

Argentina prepares to switch from tight gas to shale

Argentina suffered a production blip in 2017, but its focus on shale drilling might set it on the right path.

By The Wildcat 19 January 2018
Global Markets

Mexico to launch online gas trading platform in mid-2018

Mexico is preparing to launch an online gas trading platform in mid-2018.

23 January 2018
Global Markets

Trinidad’s gas producton will recover in 2018 – energy minister

Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy Minister Franklin Khan has forecast that the country’s gas production will recover to around 104.8 MMcm/d in 2018.

23 January 2018
Policy & Regulation

Colombia appoints new vice minister of mines and energy

Alonso Cardona Delgado has been named as Colombia’s vice minister of mines and energy, according to local press.

22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Mexico’s power sector will drive demand

Future gas demand in Mexico will be driven by infrastructure build-out – principally the startup and expansion of gas-to-power plants.

22 January 2018
LNG

Argentina encourages public opinion on LNG import regulations

The government of Argentina is calling for public input on draft regulations that would allow private companies to import LNG through the country’s two terminals

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Mexico optimistic about upcoming tender

Mexican Energy Minister Pedro Joaquín Coldwell has said his country will have a “highly successful” auction of deepwater oil and gas fields later this month.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

YPF and Statoil finalise Vaca Muerta deal

Argentina's YPF has finalised a deal with Norway’s Statoil to jointly explore and develop a block in the Vaca Muerta shale formation.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

GeoPark sees drilling success at Uaken 1 well in Chile

GeoPark has successfully drilled and tested the Uaken 1 exploration well in the Fell block in Chile.

18 January 2018
Companies & Finance

Pampa Energia to sell $360 mln of oil assets to Vista Oil & Gas

Argentine company Pampa Energia has agreed to sell $360 million in oil assets to fellow local company Vista Oil & Gas.

18 January 2018
The Manzanillo LNG terminal, Mexico Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mexico seeks foreign players for H2 2018 storage tender

Import-reliant Mexico has plans to store up to five days’ supply of gas in case of a crisis. And keeping the lights on can be a private sector opportunity, says a senior official.

17 January 2018
Supply & Demand

Petrobras output hits record levels in 2017

Brazilian state-owned giant Petrobras produced record volumes of oil and gas in 2017.

17 January 2018
Supply & Demand

Colombia’s gas output falls by 6% in December

Colombian gas production fell by 6% in December on an annual basis, according to Energy Ministry data released this week.

17 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Engie hints at interest in Petrobras pipelines

Engie could be interested in the gas pipelines of Brazilian state-run giant Petrobras, the French utility’s chief executive, Isabelle Kocher, said on Monday.

16 January 2018
Companies & Finance

Petrobras and Total finish $2.2 bln strategic alliance deal

Petrobras and Total have concluded a $2.2 billion deal relating to a strategic alliance agreed in December 2016.

16 January 2018
LNG

West African countries meet Brazil’s LNG demand

Brazil looked across the Atlantic to Angola and Nigeria to meet its relatively modest LNG demand in 2017.

15 January 2018
Exploration & Production

BHP Billiton ditches second deepwater exploration phase off Trinidad

BHP Billiton will not go ahead with a second phase of exploration at two of its deepwater blocks off Trinidad and Tobago.

12 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Peru postpones pipeline tender until 2019

The tender for Peru’s giant Gasoducto Sur Peruano pipeline project has been postponed until early 2019.

12 January 2018
Global Markets

Enarsa launches second gas supply tender

Argentine state agency Enarsa has launched its second tender for gas supply.

12 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Margarita field is being overexploited – Bolivian official

An official in O’Connor province in the Bolivian department of Tarija claims that eight gas-producing wells in the Margarita field are being overexploited.

11 January 2018
Global Markets

Gas prices force a rethink on Peruvian hydro plant

Distortions in Peruvian gas prices have forced Statkraft to re-evaluate projects such as the Cheves hydroelectric plant.

11 January 2018

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