CATEGORIZED | News

Baker Hughes completes shale frac project in Argentina

Posted on 02 August 2011

Baker Hughes recently completed its first unconventional hydrocarbon shale hydraulic fracturing and stimulation project in Argentina for YPF in the Neuquén basin. The multistage fracturing operation was performed using more than 12,000 hydraulic horsepower and a total fluid volume exceeding 7,000 cu meters.

YPF is evaluating well results to determine the potential for expanding operations. Several operators are developing and executing exploration plans in Argentina’s unconventional hydrocarbon plays.

“While the bulk of unconventional shale activity has been in the US, interest in shale plays in other parts of the world are beginning to expand, and indications are that Argentina will be a promising area for international success,” said Rod Larson, president of Latin American operations for Baker Hughes. “We are positioning our operations in Latin America to support this new market, and we are leveraging our capabilities and lessons learned in the US to help operators in Argentina develop the country’s unconventional resources.”

Baker Hughes also provided coiled tubing services for the project.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 24 April 2014

    Baker Hughes and Aker Solutions form subsea production alliance

    Baker Hughes and Aker Solutions have formed an alliance to develop technology for production solutions that will boost output, increase recovery rates and reduce costs for...

  • 22 April 2014

    Noble names Steven Manz as Senior VP And CFO of Paragon Offshore

    Steven A. Manz will serve as Senior VP and CFO of Noble Corp’s spinoff company Paragon Offshore, a standard specification offshore drilling company, Noble announced today...

  • 17 April 2014

    Shell makes deepwater gas discovery offshore Malaysia

    Shell has made an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia in the Rosmari-1 well located 135 km offshore Malaysia in Block SK318. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,123...

  • 16 April 2014

    Maersk Drilling takes delivery of ultra-deepwater drillship

    Maersk Drilling has taken the delivery of its second drillship, Maersk Valiant from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage toward the...

  • 16 April 2014

    Ensco orders new jackups from Lamprell

    Ensco has ordered two high-specification jackups, ENSCO 140 and ENSCO 141, for delivery in mid-2016 from Lamprell’s shipyard in the United Arab Emirates. The rigs will also...

  • Read more news