Vaca Muerta Shale Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: YPF
  • Country: Argentina
  • Location: Neuquén province
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Chevron
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 22.8 billion boe
  • Production Volume:


  • The Vaca Muerta formation is estimated to cover an area of 30,000 km² (7.4 million acres), with thicknesses ranging from 50 to 400 meters


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  • 2011 - Vaca Muerta Shale Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 2012 - Reserves estimated at 22.8 Bboe
  • 2012 - YPF drills exploratory wells
  • 2013 - Chevron signs deal with YPF to develop the field



  1. YPF discovered 150 million barrels equivalent of oil shale resources
  2. Repsol YPF raises its hydrocarbons reserves and resources estimate in the Vaca Muerta play to 22.807 billion barrels of oil equi
  3. YPF - Preliminary results exploratory wells formations unconventional oil (shale oil) in the province of Mendoza
  4. Chevron, Argentina’s YPF Sign Accord to Develop Vaca Muerta Shale
  5. Chevron, YPF Continue Development of Vaca Muerta Shale in Argentina

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