March 24th – Off shore Tierra del Fuego

March 24th 2023

Off shore Tierra del Fuego


ANTARES: We attach to this News a flyer with the full detail of all our staff and offices for your ready reference.


Weekend duty staff: (Thursday March 23rd noon, until Monday March 27th, 2023 0800 hrs)

HQ Buenos Aires:

Horacio Vazquez            +54 9 11 5578 4554

Nicolas Fichi              +54 9 11 5578 4559



Franco Gabriel Ostojic     +54 9 11 6656 1678

Kevin Masia                +54 9 11 6919 2280

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


National Holidays: Friday March 24th


Grains and Markets:

The Buenos Aires Grains Exchange said today they are considering revising DOWN their estimate of 25,000,000 tons for the soya bean harvest due to low yields on initial harvest results.

Nevertheless as the maize harvest is also getting underway they have indicated they DO NOT intend to revise their estimate of 36,000,000 tons.

The estimate for sunflower seed is still maintained at 3,900,000 tons.

Guatemala is in the market for a Handy of soya meal on April dates.

Indonesai is said to be looking for a Supramax of soya beans on June dates.

Vietnam is in for a Supramax of soya meal on July dates.

Necochea Port dues increased:

Today the Necochea Port Administration announced that effective April 1st the berth dues are to be increased from USD 0.37 per NRT to USD 0.55 per NRT.

Off shore Tierra del Fuego:

The “Fenix” offshore gas installation is now expected to be ready and running by early 2024. The “Fenix” platform is expected to have a yield in the order of 10,000,000 cubic meters of gas per day. As can be seen on the illustration below the gas will be feed by a 36.5 km extension of the gas pipeline and then on to land at Rio Cullen for processing.

The platform will be autonomous (no crew).



Off shore North Area South Atlantic:

Expectation is building in Mar del Plata for the commencing of final surveys of the CAN-100 area which is to commence with the soon arrival of the BGP PROSPECTOR from Ghana.

The area to be surveyed is 300 km off shore from Mar del Plata (see map below).

Once production is up and running it is expected to produce 80,000 bbls of crude per day.

This will be an increase of 15 per cent on today’s production volume.

The other two areas have similar potential.

Mar del Plata expects to be the base from where the areas will be served.



Bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:



As always, the STS operation is up to the discretion of the Master’s of the vessels involved.


Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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