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Living in Vaca Muerta Shale Fields: the young faces of a new Argentine dream

AÑELO, Neuquén.-“this is Vaca Muerta”. Juan Carlos Pais points his gaze towards a labyrinth of steel pipes installed in the middle of the desert. Giant and colourful, similar to the Pompidou Museum in Paris, the gas compressor plant moans loudly nearby. The engineer, who oversaw Pharaonic works in different parts of the world, feels a special pride for this. “it will be a memorable story. tell them that in Buenos Aires ” This is Vaca Muerta,  rock that sinks to three thousand meters…

The Argentine Oil Industry Review

  The story of Argentina’s handling of its oil sector is stunning in its ineptitude. Argentine’s oil history begins with small-scale exploration in the late 19th century. The first discovery occurred in 1907, near a village on the coast in arid Patagonia, far to the south in a country that’s nearly twice the size of Alaska. Explorers were looking for water. By the early 1900s, the country’s economic growth was taking off, and by the time World War I started, it had catapulted itself…