|Working Interest||90% (10% EDHIPSA - Provincial Oil Company)|
|Concession End Date||14th November 2027 (renewable)|
Puesto Flores and Estancia Vieja are two fields located on the edge of the prolific Neuquen Basin in the Rio Negro Province, as illustrated by the base map (click the map to launch a larger version in your web browser).
It is a field with a low density of wells per area drilled to date. The trap, an inverted anticline structure, combined with a substantial number of unconformities and several fluvial & marine reservoirs has at least two active source rock. This constitutes an excellent environment for growth. The field has existing production plus development and in field exploration upside.
wells have been drilled in Puesto Flores up to date
Chevron acquired the concession in 2001 and held it until it was acquired by President in September 2017. At expiry of the licences in November 2017, the Company successfully obtained as extension to the concession licence terms to 14 Nov, 2027.
To-date, 29 wells have been drilled in Puesto Flores; cumulative production to-date is some 6.9 million bbls oil and some 22.5 mln m3 of gas with peak production reaching some 3,800 bpd in 2013, before the field entered decline due to Chevron shifting their focus to larger fields.
19 wells are currently producing at Puesto Flores with the majority utlising Electrical Submersible Pumps “ESP’s”, with 3 additional wells acting as water injectors.
The extensive state-of-the-art computerised battery is capable of handling up to 3,000 m3/day of fluid. Currently, some 60% of the produced water is separated on-site and re-injected into with the balance of oil and water being transported via a 15 km pipeline to a third-party field where it is treated before being transported via the Oldeval pipeline system to the Puerto Rosales maritime terminal (some 700 km south west of Buenos Aires) where it is sold to various buyers.
Current production of associated gas is used for heating and the remainder is sold to a neighbouring field where it is processed by a third party and injected into a regional pipeline.
Independently certified reserves as at 31 December 2018 amounted to over 7.8 MMboe of 2P reserves.
Since taking over the field President has
- Completed two successful workover campaigns, increasing production by over 70%
- Converted two wells into water injectors and upgraded a third existing injector well
- Completed the installation of an integrated water injection system
- Completed improvements to the facilities and operation of the field
- Installed an additional 1000 m3 tank to the battery
The result is that the field production has been increased by over 50% since October 2017 while improving net backs on the production by optimizing operation costs. 19 wells are currently producing within the Puesto Flores concession, with 3 wells acting as water injectors. The production of medium sweet crude and a small amount of associated gas production is sent via pipeline to a neighbouring field where it is processed by a third party.
|First Discovery Well||1999|
|Total Number of Wells Drilled||31|
|Current Number of Wells on Production||20|
|Peak Production||3856 bopd (2011)|
|Current 1P Reserves||6.2 MMboe|
|Current 2P Reserves||8.5 MMboe|
President completed a 10 well workover campaign and drilled a successful 3 well development well campaign in the Puesto Flores field in Sept 2018. In 2019, President completed a multi well workover campaign continuing throughout the year. The company also plans to continue to develop the model of the subsurface to develop additional potential infield and near field development wells.
|Working Interest||90% (10% EDHIPSA)|
|Concession End Date||14th November 2027 (renewable)|
A mature field in the vicinity of Puesto Flores, currently under initial operations review, with capability of Gas and Oil production. Initial studies have showed that the field is more a combined trap (structural-stratigraphic) than purely structural as developed by the former operator, which constitutes an excellent opportunity to reactivate the field and find new developments.
The Estancia Vieja field comprises 30 wells; the field produced a peak of over 9,500 bopd in 1990 but did not produce since 2011 until President restarted production in 2019.
Since taking over the field, which was idle, President has completed the following works
- Full recognizance of the field, battery and pipeline gathering systems
- Removal of unused pipelines
- Reactivation of the oil battery, and truck loading point
- Reactivation and long-term testing of three gas wells.
- Reactivation of six oil wells and production commenced.
- Removal of a 1000 m3 tank, which was moved to the Puesto Flores Battery.
- Gas production facilities installed and gas production commenced.
- Successful drilling and workover programme.
The result is that the field has been reactivated, with both oil and gas production being brought on line by President in the second half of 2019. To date, the work has been completed to reactivate 8 wells, which are now all being connected to bring onto production fully. The production of light sweet crude is trucked to the Puesto Flores field where it is blended with the production from Puesto Flores and shipped via a 16 km pipeline to a neighbouring field for processing. The gas that is being produced is being sold to market through our own pipelines with some also being consumed in the field for power generation. Additionally, as of April 2020, two new generators have been installed and put to work in Estancia Vieja.
H2 2020 saw the completion of a successful multi-well drilling and workover programme. Workovers wells of EV-20 and EV-x1, which were not previously producing, were completed on time and on budget. Likewise, ENV-x1 was drilling and initial results agreed with the pre-drill projections of production of 60,000 m3/d (353 boepd) of gas and 188 bopd.
|First Discovery Well||1989|
|Total Number of Wells Drilled||30|
|Current Number of Wells on Production||6 oil
|Peak Production||9824 bopd (1990)|
|Current 1P Reserves||0.4 MMboe|
|Current 2P Reserves||0.7 MMboe|
The Estancia Vieja field is being evaluated for redevelopment, which will include
- Drilling new wells
- Reactivation of the existing gas wells to flow to market through the pipeline
- Reactivation of the remainder of the battery
President has a firm programme to drill four new slim hole gas wells in the Las Bases and Estancia Vieja Concessions in Rio Negro Province commencing during March 2021. The wells are projected to be completed and on production in time for the commencement of the winter gas prices that start in May. Spot gas sale prices then are projected to rise to in excess of US$3 MMBtu compared to the present spot price of around US$2.3 MMBtu. The well in the Estancia Vieja field will twin the well EVx-1. This well may be drilled first in the sequence depending upon logistics.