EOR survey update: Polymer floods start in Argentina

Argentina has several existing and planned polymer projects that were not included in Oil & Gas Journal’s enhanced oil recovery survey (OGJ, Apr. 17, 2006, p. 37). The operator of the projects is Tecpetrol, an Argentine oil and gas exploration and production company that is part of the energy division of the Techint Group.In Argentina, Tecpetrol operates 12 blocks in the San Jorge, Noroeste, and Neuquina basins and says its most important fields are El Tordillo in the Gulf of San Jorge basin and Aguarague in the Noroeste basin of the central area. The company also operates the Colon Unit in the Maracaibo basin in Venezuela; the Bermejo block in the Oriental basin in Ecuador, and...

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