Aguada Pichana Este Vaca Muerta is a producing unconventional gas field located onshore Argentina and is operated by Total Austral. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Aguada Pichana Este. Buy the profile here.

Field participation details

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

Production from Aguada Pichana Este Vaca Muerta

The Aguada Pichana Este Vaca Muerta unconventional gas field recovered 17.54% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2023. The peak production was approximately 0.06 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate, 248.00 Mmcfd of natural gas and 0.22 thousand bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2064. The field currently accounts for approximately 3% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 208.75 Mmboe, comprised of 0.26 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 1,240.91 bcf of natural gas reserves and 1.67 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves. Aguada Pichana Este Vaca Muerta unconventional gas field reserves accounts 0.18% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional gas fields globally.

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