Iapg - Total Austral: An "Unconventional" Approach

Sharing Information

The Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y del Gas (IAPG) is a leading source of technical information in the energy industry in general, and the oil and gas industry in particular. Total Austral formed a strategic alliance with IAPG to make key technical information concerning the exploration and production of unconventional resources more readily available to the wider community.

In Action

Since the beginning of its activities in 2014, the Task Force for the Communication of the Non-Conventional Resources has carried out more than 180 presentations with more than 10.000 attendees (civil society, NGO, journalists, governments, unions, religious institutions, universities, etc).
The materials distributed included The ABC's of Oil and Gas in Unconventional Reservoirs (4 editions), a short publication on shale gas, shale oil and tight gas. It is designed to offer sound, authoritative information in response to the main questions about unconventional resources, while debunking misconceptions. The www.shaleenargentina.org.ar website was also created, which features a Shale Expert who answers questions about the industry. Several videos explain the main issues related to the exploitation of unconventional resources in a visual way (e.g. video on hydraulic fracturing). The strategy also includes other documents and interviews.

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Development of unconventional reserves in Cuenca Neuquina.