Paulo Barauna Executive Director, Southern Hispanic Countries, Praxair Argentina S.R.L.

Praxair brings its innovative technologies to the unconventional plays of Argentina. Please provide some background about Praxair in Argentina? Praxair operates in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Our South America headquarters are located in Brazil, through the company’s subsidiary, White Martins Gases Industriais Ltda. (White Martins). Praxair Argentina reports to White Martins in Brazil. Praxair began operating in Argentina in 1992, when it bought a local company through its Brazilian subsidiary. In 1996, Praxair acquired Liquid Carbonic, consolidating as a company for indust...

Argentina Oil & Gas 2016

Country: Argentina • Industry: Oil & Gas • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: May 2016 • Authors: Alice Pascoletti, Juan Ramirez • Editor: Mungo Smith Executive Summary: We could not have visited the country at a more exciting time. 2015 has been a pivotal year for the industry, as Argentina attempts to wrestle back energy self-sufficiency in the immediate term, and anticipates a shale revolution in the medium to long term. To add to the velocity of change, Argentines ousted the populist government of the Kirchners, who between husband, and then wife, hav...

    Mozambique Mining & Energy MACIG / SAOGA Pre-Release

    Country: Mozambique • Industry: Mining & Energy • Publication: Mining & Energy Pre-Release • Release Date: April 2016 • Author: Molly Concannon & Nathan Allen Executive Summary: GBR is proud to publish the first MACIG pre-release of 2016. The Official Mining in Africa Country Investment Guide, the official publication of the Africa Mining Indaba, is divided into country chapters and published annually. Likewise, the Sub-Saharan Oil & Gas Handbook covers the top investment destinations for oil & gas in Africa. Those countries fortunate enough to attract investmen...

    Gerardo Kuracz President, Latin America, Calfrac Well Services

    Calfrac finds big demand for its pressure pumping services in Argentina. Can you provide some background about Calfrac in Argentina? Gerardo Kuracz (GK): Calfrac is a Canadian company with 15 years in pressure-pumping. It started in Argentina in 2008, first providing cementing services, and then adding coiled tubing. It started fracturing, one of the company’s main services, in 2013. Calfrac has expanded beyond Canada to become a global company, with operations in different countries. In South America, the company saw Argentina’s potential, even when Vaca Muerta was not at its current ...

      Conventional Oil and Gas in Argentina

      While shale steals the spotlight, opportunities remain in Argentina’s conventional O&G sector Juan Ramirez IMAGE: Courtesy of Central Resources Inc. E&P Despite the fixation on Argentina’s shale gas and oil, investors should note the numerous opportunities separate from unconventional activities. Other opportunities include those related to tight gas, offshore, and maturing fields. “Argentina will develop its tight gas assets before developing its shale resources,” declared Hugo Eurnekian, president of CGC, and continued, “the government sets the price of natural gas at $7.5...

      Argentina Shale Outlook

      Argentina has a superb geologic endowment, especially the Vaca Muerta and Los Molles shales in Neuquen. Article provided by A-SGOS IMAGE: Courtesy of YPF With Vaca Muerta holding the promise of production levels that rival those of North America, the shale industry in Argentina has received substantial attention in recent months. Shale has been tipped as the answer to Argentina’s quest for energy self-sufficiency and, with investment deals attracting many of the majors, the question of whether Argentina will be able to replicate the shale boom of the United States is growing more relevant...

      Gabriel Rubacha, Commercial Director, Southern Cone, Techint Engineering and Construction

      We are pushing hard to have greater involvement in this new era for Argentina. Could you provide us with an overview of Techint Engineering and Construction’s operations in Argentina? Gabriel Rubacha (GR): Even though worldwide we are better known for pipelines, Techint built most of the big petrochemical complexes here in Argentina; we have a strong background in the petrochemical sector, as well as oil and gas, refining, and other markets. We worked on all of YPF’s refineries and recently on two of the expansions of Axion’s refinery in Campana, when it was still managed by Exxon. I...

      Miguel Maxwell, CEO, and Ricardo Ruiz, Oil & Gas Industry Leader, Deloitte LATCO

      DELOITTE EXPECTS TO CONTINUE TO SEE GOVERNMENT POLICIES THAT PROMOTE INVESTMENT IN ARGENTINA. Can you describe Deloitte’s participation in the development of Argentina´s conventional and unconventional resources? Deloitte began offering professional services in Argentina in 1908, making it the first international professional services firm in the country. We have assisted clients since the opportunity to invest in Argentina arises and then through the life cycle of the operations. Deloitte’s services include providing assistance with: business cases; valuations; transaction due diligenc...

      Miguel Di Vincenzo Vice President, Global Sales & Technology, EcoStim Energy Solutions

      EcoTism has signed a technology development agreement with Y-Tec, the technology arm of YPF. Can you provide an overview of EcoStim’s mission and activities since it was founded in 2011? Miguel Di Vincenzo (MV): We started this company in order to bring the best equipment, the best technology and our team’s relevant experience to the national oil companies and other operators developing shale resources in those markets outside of North America. Since we started our company in 2011, we have acquired or licensed technologies that can help our customers accelerate the development of their r...

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