La Amarga Chica Oil and Gas Field (Argentina)

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La Amarga Chica Oil and Gas Field is an operating oil and gas field in Neuquén, Argentina.

Along with Aguada Pichana Oeste Gas Field (Argentina), Bajada del Palo Oil and Gas Field (Argentina), Bandurria Sur Oil and Gas Field (Argentina), Fortin de Piedra Oil and Gas Field (Argentina), La Calera Oil and Gas Field (Argentina), Loma Campana-Lll Oil and Gas Field (Argentina), and Rincon del Mangrullo Oil and Gas Field (Argentina), La Amarga Chica is a part of the Vaca Muerta complex.

Project Details

Main Data

Table 1: Field-level project details for La Amarga Chica Oil and Gas Field

*Final Investment Decision
Unit name Status Operator Owner Discovery year FID* year Production start year
La Amarga Chica Operating[1] YPF SA[2] YPF (50.0%); Petronas (50.0%)[3] 2010[4]

Production and Reserves

Table 2: Reserves of La Amarga Chica Oil and Gas Field

million m³ = million cubic meters million bbl = million barrels of oil
Fuel Description Reserve Classification Quantity Units Data Year Source
gas 2P reserves 4666 million m³ 2020 [5]
gas 2P reserves 4589 million m³ 2022 [2]
oil 2P reserves 185.75 million bbl 2020 [5]
oil 2P reserves 352.39 million bbl 2022 [2]

Table 3: Production from La Amarga Chica Oil and Gas Field

million m³/y = million cubic meters per year million bbl/y = million barrels of oil per year
Category Fuel Description Quantity Units Data Year Source
production gas 138.94 million m³/y 2020 [6]
production oil 7.06 million bbl/y 2020 [1]
production gas 219.79 million m³/y 2021 [6]
production gas 279.66 million m³/y 2022 [6]
production oil 10.79 million bbl/y 2021 [1]
production condensate 0 million bbl/y 2021 [1]
production oil 14.43 million bbl/y 2022 [1]
production condensate 0 million bbl/y 2022 [1]

Location

Table 4: field-level location details for La Amarga Chica Oil and Gas Field

Concession/Block Basin Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
La Amarga Chica[7] Neuquina Neuquén, Argentina[8] -38.1888, -68.6622 (exact)[8]

The map below shows the exact location of the field(s) within the Vaca Muerta complex:

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Articles and Resources

Additional data

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Producción de petróleo por yacimiento". Argentina Secretaría de Energía. Sep 22, 2023. Archived from the original on Sep 22, 2023. Retrieved Sep 22, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Reservas al 31/12/2022 hasta el Final de la Vida Útil de los Yacimientos/ Fin de la concesión". Argentina Secretaría de Energía. December 31, 2022. Archived from the original on Oct 15, 2023. Retrieved Oct 15, 2023.
  3. (PDF) https://www.argentina.gob.ar/sites/default/files/plan_energetico.pdf. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Arg oil by field 2021, Arg gas by field 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Reservas al 31/12/2020 hasta el Final de la Vida Útil de los Yacimientos/ Fin de la concesión". Argentina Secretaría de Energía. December 31, 2020. Archived from the original on October 2, 2021. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Producción de gas por yacimiento". Argentina Secretaría de Energía. Sep 20, 2021. Archived from the original on October 2, 2021. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  7. Arg oil by field 2021, Arg gas by field 2021
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Producción Hidrocarburos Yacimientos". Argentina Secretaría de Energía. April 22, 2020. Archived from the original on March 18, 2021. Retrieved March 3, 2021.