YPF also has an active tower in Bajo del Toro, where it started an unconventional pilot in partnership with the Norwegian Equinor, in the Rincón de los Sauces area, and teams in the Río Neuquén and Aguada de la Arena gas areas.
At the national level, Pan American Energy is the second operator with the highest level of drilling activity in Argentina, with 12 rigs, four of them in Vaca Muerta, in the Lindero Atravesado Occidental and Aguada Pichana Oeste areas.
While Vista Energythe second largest shale oil producer in the country, has three drilling rigs active, two in its star area Bajada del Palo Oeste and one in Aguada Federal.
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It also has three perforators Pampa Energy, two in Sierra Chata and one in El Mangrullo, dedicated to gas production. A similar figure reports pluspetrolwith a team in La Calera and two in Las Tacanas. TecpetrolFor its part, it has two platforms that continue the development of Fortín de Piedra, the main shale gas producing field.
While Shell continues with the development of its main shale oil areas, with a team in Sierras Blancas and another in Coirón Amargo Suroeste.
With an active team each one meets Total in the Aguada Pichana Este gas field; Phoenix in Mata Mora (shale oil) and Chevron in El Trapial, where a pilot is underway in the Vaca Muerta oil window.
While the North American ExxonMobil does not have any active drilling platform despite the promising wells it has in the Rincón de los Sauces area.
If they are counted by drilling service company, they lead the activity dls with 11 teams, San Antonio International (10), Nabors (9), HP (8) and Petreven (5).