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The birthplace of the tango is, like the dance itself, captivating, seductive, and bustling with excited energy. Atmospheric old neighborhoods are rife with romantic restaurants and thumping nightlife, and Buenos Aires’ European heritage is evident in its architecture, boulevards, and parks. Treelined avenues, a thriving nightlife, and great food and wine make Buenos Aires one of the most exciting cities in the continent. Below you will find information about Buenos Aires, which can help you plan your ICE experience!

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The 2019 International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) will be held 27-30 August, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With your free pass you will experience more than 400 poster presentations, networking events with industry experts, global opportunities in the International Pavilion, and the latest technological innovations, products, and services.

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The 2019 International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) will be held 27-30 August, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A global audience of energy professionals and geoscientists will be in attendance, allowing you the opportunity to showcase your brand and messaging directly to the people who matter most to your business. 

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Some of the world’s largest oil companies have pumped up their shale investments recently, targeting increased future production from shale oil plays. At the same time, some independents have been cutting back on shale spending, in part because of lower oil and gas prices and shareholder demands for improved returns. The result is a not-so-subtle shift toward shale dominance by Big Oil.

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Anyone working in the energy sector knows Argentina’s potential for unconventional resources, particularly the Vaca Muerta Formation in the Neuquén Province. While Vaca Muerta receives the majority of attention and foreign investment, Argentina has five producing basins with great possibilities for exploration and development, said Carlos Lambré, executive secretary of the Federal Organization of Hydrocarbon Producing States.

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Trends in exploration are moving away from new ventures and refocusing on proven basins – most likely inspired by the success of the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin is now known as a “super basin,” and has become a beacon of hope for Latin America and South America, which are now known to have substantial super basin potential as well.

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"With proven onshore potential, Barbados is set to announce a new offshore licensing round. When in it comes to offshore exploration in the Americas, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Guyana tend to steal the spotlight. Recent studies in the Caribbean, however, show companies that they may need to look closer at countries with a smaller footprint. One such place is Barbados."

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After years of a brutal industry downturn, Latin American oil and gas is finally starting to get back its strength. But just barely, according to Aditya Ravi, senior analyst for consulting firm Rystad Energy in Oslo. Challenges for the Latin American oil industry include a financial hangover from the oil price collapse, political uncertainties and a struggle to replace declining production. In Latin America, “Brazil and Guyana are the hotspots when it comes to exploration offshore. Until something big comes up in Argentina, it’s unlikely” those provinces will be overshadowed soon, Ravi said.

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While traveling to various events this summer, I have heard comments that members are glad to see some of the Executive Committee at these events, but wonder why more of the Executive Committee are not present. In years past, the Executive Committee would attend most of the sectional meetings along with the International Conference and Exhibition and Annual Convention and Exhibition.

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At the recent URTeC conference, I gave a luncheon talk about the importance of the geology within the Permian Basin as it relates to the unconventional and horizontal plays within the basin. As we move into the “mining stage,” one tends to forget that these plays exist because of the geology. Technology allows us to get the oil out, but the geology put the oil in.

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