Integrated three-dimensional geological model of the Vaca Muerta Formation in the Loma Jarillosa Este area, Neuquén Basin, Argentina
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The Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous rocks of the Neuquén province of Argentina have been a known source rock of conventional oil and gas development since the early 1900’s (Leanza et al., 2011). Despite the known resource within the formation, the productive potential of the Vaca Muerta was not discovered until July 2010 by former Repsol-YPF. Based on analogs from the United States unconventional fields, specifically the Bakken and Eagle Ford formations, the Vaca Muerta Formations’ organic richness, kerogen type, favorable thermal maturity window, overpressure, and mineralogy fulfills the ...