Vaca Muerta is the world's fastest growing shale field

in The City of Neoxian2 months ago

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In previous posts I have talked about the existence of unconventional oil fields, i.e. fields that contain hydrocarbons other than conventional ones, almost always these hydrocarbons are extra-heavy oil or shale.

In the case of my country, Venezuela, here we have the Orinoco oil field, which is a type of extra-heavy oil that adds more barrels to make Venezuela the country with the largest oil reserves in the world.

He made this brief introduction explaining what a non-conventional oil field is and giving as an example of a non-conventional oil field the Orinoco oil belt with the intention of understanding that there are other non-conventional oil fields in the world that are very important and that require study and analysis by the world energy scenario, that is why I want to show you another non-conventional oil field located in the South American country of Argentina, as is the case of the non-conventional oil field of Vaca Muerta.

It should be noted that the unconventional field of Vaca Muerta has become the current field with the highest development and growth in the world, in this field is exploited a type of heavy oil called shale, the other important thing to emphasize is that in this field is producing a record number, which has completed a number of wells in production.

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In fact, it is difficult for a country to have the opportunity to increase oil production if it does not have an oil field with the capabilities of the Vaca Muerta field, which is why I think that Argentina will have significant upturns in oil production if it continues to exploit this field and continues to drill more wells.

It is important to include technological innovations for this type of oilfields, since unconventional oilfields are almost always oilfields that contain high API oil that ranges between heavy and extra-heavy oil, often having to drill the wells in a directional way and apply technologies associated with enhanced oil recovery in their production.