The Association’s links with Latin America have strengthened with the joining of YPF SA, Argentina’s foremost indigenous upstream operator. A region-wide leader in finding and producing unconventionals, YPF is breaking new ground in every sense. The Buenos Aires-based company is approaching its centenary.
It now focuses on three types of exploration projects: low-to medium risk programmes centred on basins that are already producing; projects that delineate and test new pools of unconventional resources and high-risk/high-reward frontier ventures, including those off Argentina’s continental shelf.
Supporting these efforts is an asset management concept based on state-of-the-art geoscience and engineering, with particular emphasis on safe and sustainable operations.
YPF is in active partnership with IOGP Members Chevron, Total, Petronas and Wintershall in the massive Vaca Muerta formation – the largest shale oil and gas field in the world outside North America.
The company’s Member Representative is Joaquin Lo Cane, Executive Manager Drilling and Workover.