Former Neuquén Governor Jorge Sapag (right). Plans for the province have met resistance. (Govt of Neuquén) Global Markets

Argentina’s new deal causes union bluster

Buenos Aires is seeking to relax strict health and safety rules for drillers in Vaca Muerta, but the country’s unions are not happy.

By Chris Noon 23 March 2017
A well in Argentina’s Neuquén province, home to the Vaca Muerta shale formation. (Government of Neuquén) Exploration & Production

Unconventionals hit 23% of Argentine output

Argentina’s unconventional gas production has almost doubled over the past two years, according to an independent report.

7 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Maha Energy buys Gran Tierra Energy’s Brazilian assets

Maha Energy has bought the Brazilian business of Gran Tierra Energy for $35 million, plus financial guarantees for certain work commitments amounting to about $12 million.

6 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Iberdrola to benefit from Mexican market liberalisation

Iberdrola will be one of the major beneficiaries of the liberalisation of Mexico’s gas market, according to local media.

6 February 2017
LNG

Rains wash away Brazil’s LNG demand

Brazilian LNG demand has plummeted because of wet weather, with no cargoes imported during three of the last seven months.

6 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Brazil to be key to Shell’s growth in 2016 – Henry

Brazil will be central to Shell’s oil and gas production growth this year with the start-up of various new deepwater projects.

3 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Argentina expects FDI to double in 2017

Argentina’s government expects foreign direct investment to double in 2017 on a year-on-year basis.

3 February 2017
LNG

Chile revokes approval for Penco-Lirquén LNG terminal

Chile’s Supreme Court has revoked the environmental approval for the proposed Penco-Lirquén LNG terminal in the country’s central-southern Bíobío region.

2 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Maersk could sell Brazilian Campos assets

Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk is considering selling its oil and gas business in Brazil as part of a restructure.

2 February 2017
An Anadarko drilling rig in Texa’s Eagle Ford shale. The formation extends into Mexico’s Burgos Basin. (Anadarko) Exploration & Production

Mexico’s Round 2 is crunch time for gas E&P

Mexico will offer a slew of gas-rich blocks in its second bid round in April. The outcome of the tender is crucial, says a former Mexican energy official.

2 February 2017
A Pemex rig off the Mexican coast. The country is offering offshore acreage in its upcoming licensing round. (Pemex) Exploration & Production

Mexico’s gas industry faces crucial test – Cota

Marco Cota, former director general for hydrocarbon exploration and extraction at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the country’s plans for gas-focused exploration.

2 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Lima committed to southern gas pipeline project

Peru has reaffirmed its commitment to supplying gas to the country’s southern regions after the collapse of the Gasoducto Sur Peruano gas pipeline project.

1 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Signing imminent for Argentina’s Vaca Muerta drilling agreement

Argentina’s government is set to sign a collective agreement with producers, unions and authorities in the province of Neuquén on Tuesday.

31 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Trinidad close to clinching Dragón gas deal

Trinidad & Tobago is just weeks away from clinching a deal to import gas from Venezuela’s giant offshore Dragón field.

31 January 2017
LNG

Argentine LNG imports inch up, but spending crashes

Argentina’s average monthly spending on LNG dropped below $100 million in 2016 despite an emerging Texas-Buenos Aires trade route.

30 January 2017
Beyond the gathering pipelines Argentina’s trunklines have plenty of capacity to deal with the new production. (TGN) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Argentina’s ‘first mile’ pipeline challenge

The signs are good for Argentina’s unconventional gas production in 2017. But are the country’s pipelines up to the job?

26 January 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Peru to re-tender pipeline project after missing financial deadline

Peru’s government will re-tender the Gasoducto Sur Peruano gas pipeline project after the former concessionaries missed a crucial financing deadline earlier this week.

25 January 2017
LNG

Argentina’s Enarsa seeks large FSRU for charter in Puerto Rosales

Enarsa, Argentina’s state energy agency, is seeking to charter a large FSRU.

25 January 2017
LNG

Argentina launches LNG tender

Argentina’s state energy agency, Enarsa, has launched a tender seeking 16 cargoes of LNG for delivery between April and August.

25 January 2017
LNG

Panama Canal a boon for Uncle Sam’s LNG

The volume of LNG shipped through the recently expanded Panama Canal soared in 2016, and growth is set to continue in 2017.

25 January 2017
Mexico’s shale exploration is expected to focus on regions with similar geology to US plays. (Newfield) Exploration & Production

Mexico prepares for shale push in 2017

Renewed confidence in Mexico’s upstream potential has raised the likelihood of another push for shale gas production, but kickstarting exploration will require more than just optimism.

24 January 2017

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