Intelligence Series - Oil & Gas

Chinese game of patience in Latin American oilfields

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Intelligence Series Oil & Gas

The presence of Chinese oil and gas companies continues to grow in the region, led by a focus on Venezuela and medium-term plans for Brazilian pre-salt and Argentine unconventional plays.

Figure - Latam oil under Chinese control

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Venezuela: Chinese investments to the rescue
  • Peru: Waiting for the gas pipeline
  • Brazil: Pre-salt and Petrobras assets in sight
  • Argentina: Vaca Muerta can wait
  • New momentum in Mexico and Ecuador; paralysis in Colombia
  • Conclusion

Companies and projects related to this report

  • Total E&P Activités Pétrolières S.A.
  • Repsol S.A.
  • Gas Energy Latin America
  • Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.
  • China Petroleum and Chemical Corp.
  • Sinochem Group
  • PetroOriental OCP Holdings Ltd.
  • Petroamazonas Ecuador S.A.
  • Ministerio de Energía y Minas de la República del Perú
  • PC Carigali Mexico Operations S.A. de C.V.
  • Equinor
  • IESA S.A.
  • Galp Energia Brasil, S.A.
  • YPF S.A.
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries / Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo
  • Gas Natural de Lima y Callao S.A.
  • Rosneft Oil Company
  • Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corp.
  • ExxonMobil Corp.
  • China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC)
  • CNOOC Ltd.
  • Chevron Corp.
  • Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation
  • Odebrecht S.A.
  • Andes Petroleum Ecuador Ltd.
  • Pan American Energy LLC
  • Perupetro S.A.
  • Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos
  • Peru LNG S.R.L.
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • China Development Bank
  • Block 43 (ITT)
  • Vaca Muerta Formation
  • Block 58
  • Golfo San Jorge Basin
  • Pre-Salt
  • Libra field
  • Neuquén basin
  • Southern Peru pipeline
  • Block ES-M-592
  • Manzano block



Gustavo Stok

Michael Place

Pages (English Version)

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