Cerro Dragon Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Pan American
  • Country: Argentina
  • Location: Golfo San Jorge Basin
  • Production start: 1958
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Cerro Dragón is the largest hydrocarbon-producing block in Argentina
  • It has thousands of producing wells


  • Tecna: EPCm contract for Waste water treatment plant


  • 1958 - First oil produced
  • 2001 - Cerro Dragón started its commercial production of gas
  • 2010 - BP sold its share


  • Golfo San Jorge Basin is a Mesozoic extensional basin filled with Jurassic lacustrian and Cretaceous fluvial deposits with Tertiary compression and wrenching superimposed on earlier extensional features. The main reservoir consists of Middle to Late Cretaceous sandstones of the Comodoro Rivadavia Formation that average about 20 % porosity and 10-50 md permeability
  • The Cerro Dragon asset, has around 30 producing structures; each one containing from 20 to 50 separate, highly heterogeneous, reservoir horizons, from 6 to 30 feet thick


  1. Pan American
  2. Injector-Well Completion Designs for Selectively Waterflooding Up to 18 Zones in a Multilayered Reservoir: Experiences in the Cerro Dragon Field
  3. Tecna Oil And Gas Processing References
  4. BP Agrees to Sell its Interests in Pan American Energy to Bridas Corporation

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