Equinor activities in Argentina
Equinor entered Argentina in 2017 and we opened an office in Buenos Aires in 2018.
We participate in exploration licences both off- and onshore. Onshore we also hold an interest in one producing block.
Our offshore projects
Offshore Argentina Equinor hold exploration rights in eight blocks spread across basins in the North and the South. Six as operator and two as partner.
Call for Public Hearing regarding the drilling of exploratory well Argerich-1 (Block CAN100)
The Secretariat for Weather Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation, has published the resolution 10/2022, calling for a Public Hearing to be held on the 19th of October 2022.
The resolution can be viewed via this link (Spanish only).
A public consultation process was carried out regarding the Environmental Impact Study for the exploration Drilling of the well Argerich-1 in the Block CAN100.
The information is available via the link below:
Offshore seismic surveys
Equinor has made a commitment to the Argentinian government to carry out 3D seismic surveys in our operated blocks offshore within the first exploration period.
Offshore seismic surveys explained
Why are they an important part of exploration for oil and gas? What equipment and technologies are being used? How are they conducted in a safe manner? Watch the video below.
Our onshore projects
Equinor has interests in one exploration licence and one producing block in the prolific Vaca Muerta formation, in the province of Neuquen.
Equinor is a broad energy company with more than 21,000 employees committed to developing oil, gas, wind, and solar energy in 30 countries worldwide.
As an international operator of exploration activities, oil and gas installations, refineries, gas plants and wind farms, we are committed to preventing harm to people, the environment, and the communities we are part of.
Our purpose is to turn natural resources into energy for people, and progress for society. We support the Paris agreement and the UN sustainability goals. By 2050 we aim to become a net-zero company, and to deliver the energy the world needs, without contributing to global warming.
In Equinor we recognise that the world’s energy systems must be transformed in a profound way to drive decarbonisation, while at the same time ensuring universal access to affordable and clean energy and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We acknowledge that global oil demand must be reduced, but even within the frames of the Paris Agreement, the world will depend on oil for many years to come. That’s why Equinor aims to explore for and produce oil and gas with as few emissions as possible, replacing coal with gas, and growing materially in renewable energy and developing low carbon solutions.