Argentina’s YPF to invest $30bn in shale

YPF to emulate US shale boom in Vaca Muerta shale field.

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Vaca Muerta world’s second-largest shale gas reserves

Globally at 22.7 trillion cubic meters according to US EIA assessments.

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New shale production case studies and the latest results

Detailed well-by-well analysis on the latest shale gas projects across Argentina.

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Who should attend ?

  • Shale Operations
  • Production Engineering
  • Well Site Power Generation
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • Production Management
  • Oilfield Strategic Analysis
  • Well Completions
  • Production Optimization
  • Research and Development
  • Well Optimization
  • Completions Engineering
  • Strategy, Projects & Public Affairs
  • Well Drilling Services
  • Microseismic Monitoring
  • Legal and Compliance Work
  • Well and Fracturing Design
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Purchasing and Sourcing
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Equipment Certification Services
  • Well Site Technologies
  • Business Development
  • News Reporting and Journalism

Expert Speakers to Date

  • Stacy Scranton
    BYK USA Inc.
  • Jonny Tawil
  • Hossein Rokhsari
    Darcy Partners
  • Leopoldo Sierra
  • Leah Pierce
    NOV – Grant Prideco
  • Ivo Foianini
  • John Ray
    Innovex Downhole Inc
  • Dr Luis F Quintero
  • Johannes Will
  • Brain Hamm
    McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd
  • John Baguley
    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited
  • Jerry Noles
    Coil Chem LLC
  • Salvador Ortega
  • Takuma Kobayashi
    Kureha Corporation
  • Noel Mckim
  • Neil Cameron
    Petronim Projects
  • Timm Burnett
  • Tyler Schlosser
    McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd
  • Mark Patton
  • Dario Kunik
    YPF Tecnología S.A.
  • Marcelo Niedermann
    Rotex Global LLC
  • Saied Mighani
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Chris Tucker
    FTI Consulting
  • Sean Spicer
    Reveal Energy Services
  • Heldo Thorel
    Xedia Process Solutions
  • Ken Burris
    Burris Water Technologies
  • Luciano Codeseira
    Gas Energy Latin America
  • David Cotrell
    Baker Hughes
  • Jacob Proctor
  • John Allegretti
    Arrows Up, LLC
  • Ben Bodishbaugh
    Evolution Well Services
  • Yurany Villada
    CONICET Santa Fe
  • Zacariah Hildenbrand
    Inform Environmental, LLC
  • Patricia de Palma
  • Horacio Cuenca
    Wood Mackenzie
  • Luis Castano
    Industrial Accessories Company
  • Juan Garoby
    Vista Oil & Gas

Past Attendees

  • AESA
  • Albert Irons SRL
  • Aquatech
  • Arenas Argentinas del Parana
  • Arenas Patagonicas
  • Argenmag
  • Asoe Hose Manufacturing Inc
  • Atlas Sand
  • Bahia Petroleo S.A.
  • Baredes S.A.
  • Carrier Vibrating
  • CDE
  • CDM Smith Inc.
  • Cofilu La Plata S.A.
  • Covenant Testing Technologies, LLC
  • CPI
  • Cristamine
  • CST Industries
  • CSX Transportation
  • Delta Arenas Industriales SA
  • EconoJournal
  • Ecopetrol
  • Emerald Resources S.R.L.
  • EnDriven
  • EnerCorp Sand Solutions
  • Energia Premium S.A.
  • EnviroTech Molded Products
  • Exiros Ar SA
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fairmount Santrol
  • Fenner Mandals AS
  • Flowserve
  • FracKnowledge
  • Fugro
  • Gaffney & Cline
  • Gas y Petróleo del Neuquén S.A.
  • Gollmer & Hummel
  • Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
  • Grupo Curimbaba
  • Halliburton Argentina
  • Hippo USA
  • HTI Cono Sur SA
  • Hydrozonix
  • IBS Cordoba
  • IDE Technologies Ltd
  • Imerys Oilfield Solutions
  • Industrais del Cuarzo - INCUSA
  • Industrial Project Solutions
  • Ingenieria SIMA SA
  • Ingenieria Terra SA
  • J T. Boyd Company
  • JMAC Resources
  • JMSI
  • Lawter, Inc.
  • Loginter SA
  • Macawber Group
  • Mandals
  • Manuchar Argentina SA
  • Maple Minerals Exploration and Development Inc
  • Masur Group
  • McLanahan Latin America SPA
  • NOV
  • Pampa Energía SA
  • Pan American Energy
  • PanXchange
  • Pecom Servicios Energia
  • Peminco
  • Pentair Flow Technologies
  • Pluspetrol
  • Press Petrolnews Argentina
  • PropX
  • PureLine Argentina SRL
  • Railroad Financial Corporation
  • Rotex Global
  • Sabre Energy Services LLC
  • Saltworkstech
  • San Antonio International
  • Schlumberger Argentina S.A.
  • Sea White SA
  • Shell Exploration & Production Company
  • Sinopec Argentina
  • Sonatrach
  • Suez
  • Superior Silica Sands
  • Tecnagent Argentina
  • Tecpetrol S.A.
  • Tetra Technologies Inc
  • The CRU Group
  • Total Austral
  • Transportes Crexell SA
  • Trasur SA
  • US Sand
  • Victaulic
  • Vista Oil & Gas
  • Walsh
  • Weisz Instrumentos SA
  • WellKnows S.A.S.
  • West Texas Sand Company
  • Whitehaven Silica
  • Wintershall Energía S.A.
  • Yargus Manufacturing
  • YPF SA

Why Attend

The Argentina Shale Production 2020 Exhibition & Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in shale gas and tight oil production opportunities for the Argentinian shale plays...

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The forum for shale gas and tight oil production for Argentinian shale plays

Welcome to the Argentina Shale Production 2020 Exhibition and Conference where leading Exploration & Production companies will meet with service providers in Buenos Aires to explore the next generation of new technologies and techniques for use in oil and gas production across the Argentinian shale plays.

As more operators and service companies focus their efforts on the massive Vaca Muerta Shale play in Argentina’s Neuquén Basin, the introduction of new technologies and completions optimization strategies are leading the way as operators seek cost-effective solutions which maximize production for unconventional wells across Argentina.

In addition to completion efficiency, operators in Argentina now require longer horizontal wells with more stages along the lateral. With new completions strategies, the cost to drill a well can reduce from $17 million to $8 million per well, and the time to complete a well can be reduced from 40 to 15 days. However, to meet the completions standards of U.S shale operators, the equipment and technical know-how available to the Argentinian operators for drilling and completions needs to improve significantly as newer operators coming into the Vaca Muerta will stretch resources further as operators compete for capital.

The key focus for this year’s Argentina Shale Production 2020 conference will be "New Technologies and Completion Optimization", and the objective will be to bring shale operators and service companies together with leading completions engineers and experts to collaborate and examine end-user case studies, innovative technologies and completions know-how, and address the real challenges in shale gas and tight oil production for the Argentinian shale plays.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Making an economic assessment for shale production
  • Shale gas and tight oil exploration geology and geophysics
  • Reducing costs and optimizing completions with the right techniques
  • New technological advances and technical know-how in shale production
  • Maximizing drilling efficiencies for longer and multistage horizontal wells
  • End-user operator case studies and developing a successful program

This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders from oil and gas equipment manufacturers and contractors, to well servicing companies and major E&Ps, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the latest developments in shale gas and tight oil production across Argentina.

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com, subject heading “Call for Presentation ASP 2020”.

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To secure your place at Argentina Shale Production 2020 or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.

Key topics for 2020:

  • Making an economic assessment for shale production
    Understand the economic fundamentals and key business indicators for shale production in Argentina.
  • Shale gas and tight oil exploration geology and geophysics
    Scope out new opportunities for shale production over the Vaca Muerta area, as well as the Golfo San Jorge, Paraná-Chaco, and the Austral-Magallanes Basin with the latest geological results.
  • Reducing costs and optimizing completions with the right techniques
    Assess how new completions strategies are cost-effective and minimize operational and financial risks by adopting the right techniques for the area.
  • New technological advances and technical know-how in shale production
    Be the first to hear about new innovations for efficient and reliable operations, while ensuring optimum production and enhanced oil recovery.
  • Maximizing drilling efficiencies for longer and multistage horizontal wells
    Explore the latest advances in well drilling and the tools available to achieve longer horizontal wells with more stages along the lateral.
  • End-user operator case studies and developing a successful program
    Gain insight from leading equipment manufacturers and implement strategies that others in the industry are using to ensure optimized completions.


  • Very informative, well managed & conducted.
    Hemang Shah (JMSI)
  • Great event for networking.
    Estefania Gallo Prot (Fracht SA)
  • A great assembly of relevant operational expertise.
    Carl Hinds (Ecopetrol)
  • Great event. Great content & location.
    Griffin Money (Atlas Sand)
  • Good balance between technical & commercial aspects.
    Mariano Conde (Total SA)
  • Good conference. Good speeches and networking.
    Jorge Nieszawski (Lawter Argentina SA)
  • Very informative, great collection of industry players & highly relevant to Argentina.
    Corry Manderson (Lawter)
  • An excellent opportunity to learn about and network with Argentina’s rapidly growing unconventional gas industry.
    Nicholas Roch (Saltworks Technologies)
  • Great event & very informative on the things needed for this market.
    Aaron Funderburke (Typhon Global Energy Services)
  • The only conference so far that I found that brings customers and suppliers together.
    Marcelo Niedermann (Rotex Global)
  • Well balanced and informative
    Mariano Raverta (Total SA)
  • Very interesting and promising for Vaca Muerta if we follow the US Shale footprint and experience. Great material shared, will help to analyze the big picture.
    Diego Betti (EnDriven)
  • Very focused and relevant. Great networking opportunity.
    Carl Morey (CST)
  • Very good event and speakers.
    Pablo Golmajer (CST)
  • Very good conference
    Jose Bernasconi (Schlumberger)
  • Good mix of product and service solutions.
    Lucas Waskowicz (YPF SA)
  • Great presenters
    Sebastian Gottschalk (Shell)
  • Very good presentations and very applicable subjects to Argentina shale development.
    Leonardo Bengolea (Total SA)
  • Good conference
    Manuel Sanchez (YPF SA)
  • The event is very important for the industry to know the new trends and a very good opportunity to meet new people in the industry.
    Hernan Sueta (Pan American Energy)
  • A very balanced conference. Balanced audience with operators, service companies and vendors.
    Knut Mjaland (Fenner Mandals)
  • Excellent conference. Very useful information. Well organized event and agenda was very appropriate.
    Craig Marshall (Gran Tierra Energy)
  • Great topics, important topics to prosper in the O&G industry and fracking.
    Felipe Rios (Gran Tierra Energy)
  • Very educational in all aspects.
    Rafael Maldonado (HydrEra)
  • A nice overview of the relevant topics of the industry.
    Juan Pablo Munoz (McLanahan Latin America SPA)
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IQ Hub is committed to running this event responsibly. We believe in the power of live events and are determined to provide the most content-rich agenda and enhanced networking opportunities for our attendees.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have monitored guidance from health officials and governments for best practices. We have consulted with other event industry professionals to enhance the safety of our registration, exhibition, and conference areas.

From check-in to session rooms, exhibit halls, meals and networking, we have taken specific steps to help you feel secure and to ensure your own safety. All new procedures are designed to help prevent transmission and to maintain physical distancing during the event.

  • All attendees will be requested to wear face masks

  • Temperature checks using non-contact thermometers

  • Hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the event area

  • Gloves provided for anyone who would like to wear them

  • Seating plan with fewer attendees per table to ensure distance

  • Tables spaced out further in conference and session rooms

  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas

  • Floor markings throughout the event to direct traffic

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