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December 3, 2021

Rio Neuquen Unconventional Gas Field, Argentina

By Carmen

Rio Neuquen is a producing unconventional gas field located onshore Argentina and is operated by YPF. The field is located in block Rio Neuquen.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Petroleo Brasileiro, YPF and Pampa Energia.

Production from Rio Neuquen

The Rio Neuquen unconventional gas field recovered 49.88% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2018. The peak production was approximately 1.46 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate, 132 Mmcfd of natural gas and 0.64 thousand bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2055. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 86.39 Mmboe, comprised of 3.8 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 479.74 bcf of natural gas reserves and 2.63 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves. Rio Neuquen unconventional gas field reserves accounts 0.07% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional gas fields globally.

About YPF

YPF SA (YPF) is an integrated energy company. Its carries out exploration, development and production of natural gas, crude oil, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It also carries power generation through YPF Energia Electrica. The company also conducts refining of oil and petrochemicals, logistics related to the transportation of oil and gas to refineries and distribution of refined and petrochemical products to different sales channels. It markets and distributes products to oil and gas, transport, petro chemicals, mining, aviation, naval, infrastructure and construction industries. YPF operates in Argentina, the Netherlands, Bolivia, Luxemburg, the UK and the US. YPF is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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