State oil company, meanwhile, issues refinery engineering call.
The state refiner advances a project to modernize its Kingston complex.
The deals on the table include the long-awaited agreement with Mercosur and 'updates' to accords with Mexico and Chile.
BNamericas spoke to José Gabriel López, undersecretary of energy and hydrocarbons for Argentina's Neuquén province, about a recently announced bid round aimed at developing the Vaca Muerta shale.
Mexico's NOC has made provisions for a drop in oil prices by buying put options at an average price of US$42/b to guarantee minimum revenues.