In 2008, the Celso Jake government conducted a large oil tender in two provincial basins, delivering several oil companies to different areas, albeit the most busy endings as state-owned YPFs.
Several of these areas have remained in "uncertainty" for years, and the signed contracts have been violated. Many of the tenders were processed and the recession of two others occurred in the last days: Ñacuñán and San Rafael
After a civil procedure for breaking a deal a decade ago, an agreement could finally be reached and the final closure of the conflict occurred. The area will return to the province and may be submitted in the short term.
As explained by the Hydrocarbon Division, "these areas were awarded to Quetzal Kilver at a tender organized in 2008 and later transferred to YPF in 2011. With no geological interest in the company, according to the province, YPF decided to pay the unencumbered sums and in this way leave them vacant for other operators "
This concludes the normalization of oil contracts in the province, a process through which eight areas were processed to bring them back into production. Now, the province will be able to re-offer tenders in the areas after successful experience in other cases such as Los Parlamentos en El Sosneado.
OBJECT IN QUESTION
It is an area located in the north and west of the department, which has some research more than 40 years ago.
The drilling of research wells dates back to the 1960s and 70s, some of which lacked support for seismic research, especially those located in the Huayquerías area, due to the complexity of the relief.
Data from that time did not provide final information, despite its preliminary interest, given the proximity to discoveries made in the southern region of the productive complex Mendoza Norte.
Seismic things are limited to the "rail" region linking the stations of Monte Coman, Guadaleres and Aristides Villanueva. Drilling carried out in this region crossed sedimentary sequences similar to those of Mendoza Norte, with good petrophysical conditions, but saturated with saline water. However, here again the information given is inconclusive as long as they insisted on investigating classical structures, leaving aside the stratigraphic closures. It can be said that it is a practically unexplored area in terms of its surface expansion.