Our offshore projects

In 2019 Equinor added eight exploration blocks offshore Argentina to the company’s portfolio.

We were granted permits for five blocks as operator and participated in winning bids for one block to be operated by YPF, and one block to be operated by Total, in the Offshore Licensing Round in April 2019.

In August the same year we farmed into the CAN_100 block with YPF in the North and took over operatorship. 

Equinor’s eight blocks are spread across basins. We are operator for three blocks in the Northern Argentina Basin in the North and three across the Austral and Western Malvinas basins in the South.

BLOCKS

OVERVIEW

BASIN

BLOCK SIZE KM2

CAN_100

Equinor 35% (operator). YPF 35%. Shell 30%

Northern Argentina basin

15000

CAN_108

Equinor 100%

Northern Argentina basin

2882

CAN_114

Equinor 50% (operator). YPF 50%

Northern Argentina basin

7079

CAN_102

YPF 50% (operator). Equinor 50%

Northern Argentina basin

8965

MLO_121

Equinor 100%

Western Malvinas basin

4291

MLO_123

Total 37,5% (operator), YPF 37,5%, Equinor 25%

Western Malvinas basin

3787

AUS_105

Equinor 100%

Austral basin

2157

AUS_106

Equinor 100%

Austral basin

2283

Equinor has made a commitment to the Argentinian government to carry out 3D seismic surveys in our operated blocks within the first exploration period.