Aguada Pichana Este Vaca Muerta is a producing unconventional gas field located onshore Argentina and is operated by Total Austral. The field is located in block Aguada Pichana Este.

Field participation details

The field is owned by TotalEnergies, BASF, YPF, BP, LetterOne Holdings, Bridas Energy Holdings and China National Offshore Oil.

Production from Aguada Pichana Este Vaca Muerta

The Aguada Pichana Este Vaca Muerta unconventional gas field recovered 33.44% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2020. The peak production was approximately 0.07 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate, 158 Mmcfd of natural gas and 0.2 thousand bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2038. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 63.12 Mmboe, comprised of 0.11 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 370.9 bcf of natural gas reserves and 1.19 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves. Aguada Pichana Este Vaca Muerta unconventional gas field reserves accounts 0.05% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional gas fields globally.


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