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Argentina Gas Markets, 2010

Published By :

GlobalData

Published Date : May 2010

Category :

Natural Gas

No. of Pages : 116 Pages


This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Argentina. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields, pipelines, LNG terminals and underground gas storage facilities) in Argentina. The report compares the investment environment in Argentina with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in Argentina together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

  • Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 1996-2020.
  • Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields, (Liquified Natural Gas) LNG Terminals, pipelines and underground gas storage facilities in Argentina for the period 2000-2013.
  • Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in Argentina.
  • Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Argentina’s energy industry.
  • Information on the top companies in the Argentina including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.
  • Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.
  • Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.

Reasons to buy

  • Gain a strong understanding of the country’s energy market.
  • Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
  • Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data.
  • Assess your competitor’s major natural gas assets and their performance.
  • Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the gas sector of each country.
  • Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events.
  • Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
  • Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.
Table Of Contents

1 Table Of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 7
1.2 List of Figures 9

2 Argentina Energy Sector 10
2.1 Argentina Energy Sector, Market Overview 10
2.2 Argentina Energy Sector, Natural Gas 11
2.2.1 Argentina Natural Gas, Overview 11
2.2.2 Argentina Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 12
2.2.3 Argentina Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 17
2.2.4 Argentina Natural Gas, Infrastructure 17

3 Argentina Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 19
3.1 Introduction 19
3.2 The Overall Ranking 19
3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 20
3.3.1 Maximum Government Take Index 21
3.3.2 Maximum State Participation Index 21
3.3.3 Domestic Market Obligation Index 21
3.4 Gas Sector Performance 22
3.4.1 Exploration Activity 24
3.4.2 Gas Production 25
3.4.3 Gas Reserves 25
3.4.4 Gas Consumption 25
3.5 Economic Performance 26
3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 28
3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 28
3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 28
3.6 Socio-Political Performance 28
3.6.1 Democracy Index 30
3.6.2 Governance Index 30

4 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector 31
4.1 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 31
4.1.1 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 31
4.1.2 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 31
4.2 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production 32
4.2.1 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production 32
4.2.2 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 33
4.2.3 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company 34
4.2.4 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production 35
4.3 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasts 37
4.3.1 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasted Production 37
4.3.2 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Gross Revenue Forecast 38
4.3.3 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Government Take Forecast 39
4.3.4 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Contractor Take Forecast 40
4.4 Argentina Exploration And Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 42
4.4.1 Argentina Exploration And Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 42
4.5 Argentina, Major Natural Gas Discoveries, 2004-2009 46
4.5.1 Argentina, Natural Gas Discoveries by Year, 2004-2009 46
4.5.2 Argentina, Natural Gas Discovery Details, 2004-2009 47
4.6 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Recent Discoveries 47
4.6.1 Mar 16, 2010: Americas Petrogas Announces New Oil Discovery In Medanito Sur Block, Argentina 47
4.6.2 Dec 01, 2009: YPF Finds Oil At La Caverna x-1 Well In Neuquen Province, Argentina 47
4.6.3 Nov 05, 2009: Crown Point Ventures Makes Gas Discovery In San Jorge Basin, Argentina 48
4.7 Argentina Exploration and Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 48
4.7.1 Feb 25, 2010: Americas Petrogas Begins Production From Medanito Sur In Neuquen Basin, Argentina 48
4.7.2 Feb 22, 2010: Gran Tierra Energy Announces 2009 Year-End Reserves 49
4.7.3 Jan 06, 2010: Gran Tierra Energy Updates On Dantayaco-1 Exploration Well In Colombia 51
4.7.4 Dec 21, 2009: Brownstone Ventures Provides Argentina Drilling Update 52
4.7.5 Nov 19, 2009: Argenta Oil & Gas Starts Production Test At OA x-1 Well In Neuquen Basin, Argentina 52
4.7.6 Sep 17, 2009: Crown Point Ventures Completes Its First Oil Well In San Jorge Basin, Argentina 52

5 Argentina Pipeline Sector 54
5.1 Argentina Pipeline Sector, Key Data 54
5.2 Argentina Pipeline Sector, An Overview 54
5.3 Argentina Pipeline Sector, Comparision of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 54
5.4 Argentina Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 56

6 Argentina LNG Sector 59
6.1 Argentina LNG Sector, Key Data 59
6.2 Argentina LNG Sector, Regasification 59
6.2.1 Argentina LNG Sector, Regasification, Total Regasification Capacity 59
6.2.2 Argentina LNG Gas Sector, Capacity- Wise Market Share by Company 60
6.2.3 Argentina LNG Sector, Regasification Capacity by Terminal 61

7 Argentina Underground Gas Storage Sector 62
7.1 Argentina Underground Gas Storage Sector, Key Data 62
7.2 Argentina Underground Gas Storage Sector, An Overview 62
7.3 Argentina Underground Gas Storage Sector, Capacity-Wise Market Share by Company 62
7.4 Argentina Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity 63

8 Profile of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. 64
8.1 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., Key Information 64
8.2 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., Company Overview 64
8.3 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., Business Description 64
8.3.1 Business Overview 64
8.3.2 Distribution 65
8.3.3 Exploration and Production 66
8.3.4 Gas and Energy 67
8.3.5 International 69
8.3.6 Supply 71
8.4 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., SWOT Analysis 72
8.4.1 Overview 72
8.4.2 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. Strengths 73
8.4.3 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. Weaknesses 74
8.4.4 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. Opportunities 74
8.4.5 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. Threats 75

9 Profile of TOTAL S.A. 77
9.1 TOTAL S.A., Key Information 77
9.2 TOTAL S.A., Company Overview 77
9.3 TOTAL S.A., Business Description 77
9.3.1 Business Overview 77
9.3.2 Chemicals 78
9.3.3 Downstream 79
9.3.4 Upstream 80
9.4 TOTAL S.A., SWOT Analysis 81
9.4.1 Overview 81
9.4.2 TOTAL S.A. Strengths 82
9.4.3 TOTAL S.A. Weaknesses 83
9.4.4 TOTAL S.A. Opportunities 84
9.4.5 TOTAL S.A. Threats 85

10 Profile of Repsol YPF, S.A. 87
10.1 Repsol YPF, S.A., Key Information 87
10.2 Repsol YPF, S.A., Company Overview 87
10.3 Repsol YPF, S.A., Business Description 87
10.3.1 Business Overview 87
10.3.2 Downstream 88
10.3.3 Gas Natural SDG 90
10.3.4 LNG 90
10.3.5 Upstream 91
10.3.6 YPF 93
10.4 Repsol YPF, S.A., SWOT Analysis 93
10.4.1 Overview 93
10.4.2 Repsol YPF, S.A. Strengths 94
10.4.3 Repsol YPF, S.A. Weaknesses 96
10.4.4 Repsol YPF, S.A. Opportunities 96
10.4.5 Repsol YPF, S.A. Threats 97

11 Financial Deals Landscape 99
11.1 Detailed Deal Summary 99
11.1.1 Rumored Deals 99
11.1.2 Asset Transactions 101

12 Recent Developments 105
12.1 License Awards 105
12.1.1 Jul 27, 2009: Apco Oil and Gas Receives Concession Extensions From Neuquen Province, Argentina 105
12.1.2 Jul 16, 2009: Americas Petrogas Signs Agreement With Government Of La Pampa Province In Argentina 105
12.2 Strategy and Business Expansion 106
12.2.1 Aug 13, 2009: CNPC To Accelerate Acquisitions In Latin America, Africa 106
12.3 Other Significant Developments 106
12.3.1 Mar 31, 2010: Excelerate Energy To Deliver Four Cargoes Of LNG Into Argentina's Winter LNG Import Facility 106
12.3.2 Mar 17, 2010: ION Geophysical's FireFly Seismic System To Be Deployed By Apache In Argentina 107
12.3.3 Feb 22, 2010: Bolivia Signs Gas Export Agreement With Argentina 107
12.3.4 Feb 18, 2010: Argentina Issues Decree For Ships Traveling To Falkland Islands, South Georgia 108
12.3.5 Feb 04, 2010: Argentina's 2009 Oil And Gas Output Drops From Year Ago 108
12.3.6 Jan 28, 2010: Crown Point Ventures Provides Operations Update 108

13 Appendix 112
13.1 Methodology 112
13.1.1 Coverage 113
13.1.2 Secondary Research 114
13.1.3 Primary Research 114
13.1.4 Midstream Forecasts 114
13.1.5 Expert Panel Validation 114
13.2 Contact Us 115
13.3 About GlobalData 115
13.4 Disclaimer 115

List of Table


Table 1: Argentina, Historic and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2020 12
Table 2: Argentina, Historic and Forecast Imports and Exports of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2020 14
Table 3: Argentina, Historic Reserves of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2009 16
Table 4: South and Central America, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, April 2010 19
Table 5: South and Central America, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, April 2010 20
Table 6: South and Central America, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, April 2010 22
Table 7: South and Central America, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, April 2010 26
Table 8: South and Central America, Country Standings, Economic Performance, April 2010 27
Table 9: South and Central America, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, April 2010 29
Table 10: South and Central America, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, April 2010 29
Table 11: Argentina, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2009 31
Table 12: Argentina, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2002- 2009 32
Table 13: Argentina, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Major Assets, 2002- 2009 33
Table 14: Argentina, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Company, 2002- 2009 34
Table 15: Argentina, Market Share (%) based on Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production, 2002-2009 35
Table 16: Argentina, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), Forecast by Major Assets, 2010-2015 37
Table 17: Argentina, Forecasted Major Assets-wise Gross Revenue(000'$), 2010-2015 38
Table 18: Argentina, Projected Major Assets-wise Total Government Take(000'$), 2010-2015 39
Table 19: Argentina, Projected Major Assets-wise Total Contractor Take(000'$), 2010-2015 40
Table 20: Argentina, Active Gas Field Asset Details 42
Table 21: Argentina, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004-2009 46
Table 22: Argentina, Natural Gas Discovery Details, 2004-2009 47
Table 23: Argentina, Pipeline Key Statistics, 2009 54
Table 24: Argentina, Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (Km), 2009 54
Table 25: Argentina, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 56
Table 26: Argentina, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 (Contd.1) 57
Table 27: Argentina, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 (Contd.2) 58
Table 28: Argentina, LNG Key Statistics, 2009 59
Table 29: Argentina, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 59
Table 30: Argentina, Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2000-2015 60
Table 31: Argentina, Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 61
Table 32: Argentina, Underground Gas Storage Key Statistics, 2009 62
Table 33: Argentina, Underground Gas Storage Capacity by Company (MMcf), 2009 62
Table 34: Argentina, Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), 2009 63
Table 35: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., Key Facts 64
Table 36: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., SWOT Analysis 73
Table 37: TOTAL S.A., Key Facts 77
Table 38: TOTAL S.A., SWOT Analysis 82
Table 39: Repsol YPF, S.A., Key Facts 87
Table 40: Repsol YPF, S.A., SWOT Analysis 94
Table 41: ONGC Videsh Plans To Acquire Stake In YPF From Repsol 99
Table 42: Apco Oil and Gas Enters Into A Farm-In Agreement With Madalena Austral 101
Table 43: Americas Petrogas Argentina Enters Into Farm-In Agreement With Petrolifera Petroleum 102
Table 44: GeoPark Holdings Plans To Acquire Certain Properties In Argentina From Chevron Argentina 103
Table 45: Canoel International To Acquire Two Oil Producing Properties In Argentina 104

List of Chart


Figure 1: Argentina, Energy Sector Split by Fuel Type, 2009 11
Figure 2: Argentina, Natural Gas Production And Consumption, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2020 13
Figure 3: Argentina, Natural Gas Imports And Exports, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2020 15
Figure 4: Argentina, Natural Gas Reserves, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2009 17
Figure 5: South and Central America, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, April 2010 21
Figure 6: South and Central America, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, April 2010 23
Figure 7: South and Central America, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, April 2010 24
Figure 8: South and Central America, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, April 2010 25
Figure 9: South and Central America, Country Standings, Economic Performance, April 2010 27
Figure 10: South and Central America, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, April 2010 30
Figure 11: Argentina, Natural Gas Assets Map, 2009 31
Figure 12: Argentina, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2002- 2009 32
Figure 13: Argentina, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Company, 2002-2009 35
Figure 14: Argentina, Market Share (%) based on Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production, 2009 36
Figure 15: Argentina, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004- 2009 46
Figure 16: Argentina, Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (Km), 2009 55
Figure 17: Argentina, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 60
Figure 18: Argentina Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2000-2015 61
Figure 19: GlobalData Methodology 113

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