Womble Bond Dickinson Partner José Luis Vittor moderated a panel discussion on “Infrastructure: The Key to Unleash Vaca Muerta’s Full Potential” at Shale Day in Houston. The Sept. 29 event was sponsored by the Instituto Argentino Del Petroleo Y Del Gas (IAPG) and IAPG Houston.

Since its first wells more than ten years ago, Argentina’s Vaca Muerta has come a long way to become the most relevant shale play outside of North America. Full development has become a reality and production from Vaca Muerta now represents 41 percent of Argentina’s oil production and 38 percent of natural gas (and growing!). The third annual Shale Day in Houston brought together a select group of top government officials, upstream and midstream operators in Houston to discuss the latest in Vaca Muerta: production technology, infrastructure, services, and more.

Excelerate Energy CCO Daniel Bustos, Oldelval CEO Ricardo Hösel, TGN CEO Daniel Ridelener and TGS CEO Oscar Sardi joined Vittor in the panel discussion.

The keynote speaker for Shale Day in Houston was Omar Gutiérrez, Governor of Neuquén Province in Argentina.