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ICE 2019 SC 06 | Argentina Oil and Gas Petroleum Systems

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Who Should Attend

The course is designed for geologists, seismic interpreters and reservoir engineers, working on the evaluation of petroleum systems, play concepts, exploration prospects and field development and production.


Participants will be provided with the information of the public literature of the last 25 years. Specific attention is given to the geographic and stratigraphic distribution of source rocks, thermal maturity trends, hydrocarbon typing, biomarker fingerprints and genetic relationships between oils and source rocks, particularly focusing on the application of the petroleum system analysis in the exploration and development of hydrocarbons.


YPF Tower, 17th floor, Puerto Madero, City of Buenos Aires.

Course Content

This course aims at providing attendees with an overview of the various petroleum systems of the Neuquén, Golfo San Jorge and Austral basins, located in Patagonia, Argentina. The Neuquén Basin is notable due to the existence of four source rock systems: the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic Precuyo syn-rift lacustrine source rock; the marine, mostly gas-prone, Early Jurassic Los Molles shales; the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous, widely extended, Vaca Muerta marly shales, with maturity range from oil to dry gas window; the Early Cretaceous Agrio marine shales, mainly developed in the northern part of the basin, including the thrust belt. The different characteristics of these four source rocks in the main sub-basins like Malargüe, Picún Leufú, Huincul High and “Embayment”, along with its interaction with multiple reservoirs layers of the complete stratigraphic column gives room to the definition of several petroleum districts in the basin. The Golfo San Jorge Basin includes two lacustrine source rocks: the Early Cretaceous Pozo D-129 has sourced most of the hydrocarbon accumulations in the basin, lodged in reservoirs of a fluvial environment system deposited during the Early to Late Cretaceous; the second source rock is represented by a syn-rift deposit, mostly occurring in the central-western portion of the basin. One of the main characteristics of the petroleum systems of this basin is the widespread scenario of biodegradation processes through time that have conditioned strategies in exploration and development. The Austral Basin involves also two source rock intervals: the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous oil-prone syn-rift lacustrine deposits of Tobífera, and the main Early Cretaceous, basin-wide extended, marine Palermo Aike shales. This last source rock underwent Tertiary overburden and generated both oil and gas according to the position and thermal maturity of the kitchen in the basin; most hydrocarbon accumulations are linked to long distance, eastwards, lateral migration.


AAPG/AAGGP Member Registration: US $250

Nonmember Registration: US $300

Student Registration: US $75

Student Registration: between 3 to 5 as a maximum depending on the demand.

Maximum number of participants: 30


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Buenos Aires, Argentina, YPF
Av. Macacha Güemes 515, 17th Floor
Buenos Aires
+54 011 5441 0000
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AAPG Instructor  
CG/ Petroleum, Argentina
AAPG Instructor  
Geolab Sur, Argentina