Sierras Blancas is a producing unconventional oil field located onshore Argentina and is operated by Shell Argentina. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Sierras Blancas. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Sierras Blancas, namely the Sierras Blancas Full Field Development . This project is currently in the feasibility stage, expected to start in 2025.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Gas y Petroleo del Neuquen and Shell.

Production from Sierras Blancas

The Sierras Blancas unconventional oil field recovered 17.88% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2023. The peak production was approximately 6.81 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 4.00 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2061.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 36.77 Mmboe, comprised of 33.59 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 19.10 bcf of natural gas reserves. Sierras Blancas unconventional oil field reserves accounts 0.03% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Sierras Blancas unconventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Sierras Blancas project as follows.

Other Contractors: Ingenieria Sima and Hytech Plant Design USA

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