Shale Oil

Exploiting the Shale Oil and Gas Resources in Argentina: A Data Management Perspective

Ugur Algan, Ph.D. Volantice Ltd., United Kingdom (and ReMASA contributors)


Argentina is one of the major global resource holders of shale gas and shale oil (see Figure 1, and Table 1 below). Effective exploitation of these resources will play a key role in achieving energy independence for the country. There are many challenges that stand in the way of effective exploitation; namely, financial, regulatory, social, environmental, as well as technical and operational challenges. The interdependent nature of these challenges forces us to step outside our traditional focus on technical data management and analyse in a more holistic manner the overall data management needs of the unconventional resource exploitation lifecycle.