The vega pleyade project (argentina)

Developing the offshore Vega Pleyade gas field will extend plateau production from Total-operated infrastructure in Tierra del Fuego.


Total operates the Vega Pleyade gas and condensate development offshore Tierra del Fuego. The field has a production potential of 10 million cubic meters (70,000 barrels of oil equivalent) per day. When added to output from other producing fields in the area — Cañadon Alfa, Carina and Aries — it will allow us to maintain our production in Tierra del Fuego and consolidate our position as the country’s leading gas operator. Total has a 37.5% interest in Vega Pleyade, alongside partners Wintershall (37.5%) and Pan American Energy (25%).

The field is located in rough seas where winds can exceed 180 kilometers per hour. Its distance from industrial infrastructure means developing it will require flawless logistics and comprehensive safety management. The development plan consists of drilling three horizontal wells from a new production platform and laying a multiphase subsea pipeline to carry the gas and condensate to the existing onshore Río Cullen and Cañadon Alfa treatment plants.

Transferring Total’s large-scale project management know-how to local teams will be a core focus of the development.