One of the world’s largest and highest quality non-conventional reservoirs, located in southern Argentina

Repsol makes its largest ever oil find

Press Release 07/11/2011 00:00
  • The company confirms the existence of significant volumes of non-conventional hydrocarbons in the Loma la Lata area, where Repsol YPF has rights to 12,000 km2.
  • Exploration in an area of 428 km2 yielded 927 million barrels of oil equivalent in recoverable resources, 741 million of which are oil.
  • This volume is similar to the existing reserves of YPF.
  • Further exploration in an area of 502 km2 shows the potential for large volumes of high quality hydrocarbons.
  • The find is located in the Argentinean Neuquén province in the Vaca Muerta formation, with an extension of 30,000 km2, of which YPF owns rights to 12,000 km2.
  • Wood Mackenzie has identified Vaca Muerta as one of the world’s best shale plays, describing it as “excellent.”
  • These resources will transform the energy potential of Argentina and South America, boasting one of the world’s most significant accumulations of non-conventional resources. 

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