They are right to worry. More important than technology is business acumen, entrepreneurialism and most of all, freedom to change the status quo. Economically oppressive governments don’t like that. Entrepreneurs are a threat to their power base. They want to cut them down. And considering how bad things in Argentina were already, I would not bet the farm.
Drillers in Argentina are scared that interventionist economic policies will foil the world's next big shale hope.