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Argentina: Vaca Muerta test starts after five-stage frac

Americas Petrogas Inc., Calgary, has begun to production test the operated LTE.x-1 well on the Los Toldos II block in Argentina’s Neuquen basin after performing a five-stage hydraulic frac of the Vaca Muerta shale.

The well was drilled and cased to 10,695 ft total depth and intersected a continuous 1,125 ft of shale. Americas Petrogas and ExxonMobil each have 45% interest in the block, and Gas y Petroleo del Neuquen has 10%.

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