Meet Senior Decision Makers From....

  • Argentinian Oil & Gas Shale Producers
  • US Oil & Gas Majors
  • South American Oil & Gas Companies
  • Canadian Oil & Gas Shale Majors
  • Argentinian Federal Government
  • Argentinian Provincial Government
  • Leading Neuquén Operators
  • Leading Latin American Operators
  • Companies Developing Assets In Argentinian Shale
  • Leading Operators Active In Other Major Latin American Shale Plays

With The Following Job Titles...

COOs, VP's, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of...

  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Completions
  • Engineering
  • Production
  • Procurement
  • Facilities
  • Logistics
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Unconventional Reserves
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Business Development
  • Government Relations
  • Legal


  • Water Treatment & Filtration Companies
  • Proppant Suppliers
  • Proppant Manufacturers
  • Water Storage Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • Hydraulic Fracturing & Completion Technology Suppliers
  • Midstream & Pipeline Companies
  • Pressure Pumping Firms
  • Market & Economic Analysts
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Bioremediation Companies
  • Pressure Pumping Companies
  • Completion Technology Suppliers
  • Transport & Logistical Service Providers
  • Environmental Consultancies
  • Well Service Providers
  • Research & Development Institutes & Universities

Shale Gas & Tight Oil Argentina 2013

Water Management & Proppant Logistics 2013

The 3rd Congress In The Sell-Out Shale Gas & Tight Oil Argentina Series Dedicated To Driving Down The Costs Of Shale Development In Unconventional Argentina

The potential for exploiting unconventional reserves in the Neuquen, Austral and San Jorge has led Argentina towards becoming a global, oil and gas producing super power. The focus for everyone now is figuring out how to exploit the vast shale reserves that the country holds, at costs low enough to justify production.

The industry of course, is still in the early stages of exploration, with only a handful of companies having drilled horizontal wells. Whilst a lot of work is still going into assessing the geology and geomechanics of the Neuquén, Austral, San Jorge and Cuyana, the next big question is: how will Argentina attain the equipment capacity to exploit these plays?

With stringent import regulations in place, and a highly unpredictable political-corporate climate, the cost of doing business in Argentina is nowhere near that of the US. For those that have drilled and completed pilot wells, the main difficulties have been importing sufficient proppant to complete the wells on time and identifying where to get the water required for fraccing in the middle of the desert - at low enough costs. It is no secret therefore, that proppant supply and water management, will play an integral role in the future development of the Vaca Muerta, the D-129 and the other unconventional plays within Argentina's three major shale basins. 

It is a testament to the importance of these problems that for the first time ever in Argentina, executives and authorities from major shale E&P companies and regulators across the country are joining at the Water & Proppant Supply Congress: Shale Gas and Tight Oil Argentina 2013 to spend two days focusing solely on water treatment, water transport, water regulations, supply of surface equipment, proppant supply and logistics solutions to guarantee water and proppant is available for fracing and drive unconventional Argentina towards US level well costs.

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"For us this was a great success."


If The Argentine Oil And Gas Industry Is Going To Make Unconventional Well Costs Economic, It Is Vital That.....

...operators can attain sufficient supplies of frac water and proppant without having to spend the astronomical amounts of money that can compromise well economics.

The challenges of water supply, treatment and disposal need to be addressed to make these plays commercial.

Water Management & Proppant Logistics 2013: Shale Gas And Tight Oil Argentina will bring together the leading shale operators, strategy experts and government officials to spend two days focusing solely on water treatment, water transport, water regulations, supply of surface equipment and proppant supply and logistics solutions to guarantee water and proppant is available for fracing and drive unconventional Argentina towards US level well costs.

Key Strategic Learning Points Include:

  • WATER SOURCING: Bringing down the costs of water sourcing and examining recycling techniques to reduce the need for fresh water when fracing in Argentina
  • WATER RE-USE ECONOMICS: Evaluating the costs of water re-use to ascertain the economical viability of recycling flowback water in unconventional wells
  • WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES: Evaluating different treatment technologies available to enable the cost effective re-use of flowback in Argentine shale plays
  • WATER DISPOSAL & LOGISTICS: Assessing the long term benefit of installing water pipeline infrastructure in Argentina to drive down overall well costs
  • PROPPANT SUPPLY: Assessing whether imported, locally sourced or locally manufactured sand is the most economically viable method of acquiring proppant for fracing

Water Management & Proppant Logistics 2013 is the 3rd in the sell-out Shale Gas & Tight Oil Argentina Series dedicated to driving down wells costs at every stage of exploration and production in Argentina's push for unconventional development.

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