WorldOil Ecopetrol announces new oil finding at Cundinamarca, Colombia Ecopetrol reports that Búfalo-1 well confirmed the presence of oil in the Valle Medio del Magdalena, located near the town of Guaduas, Department of Cundinamarca. Regional Report: Latin America Is Latin America’s fragile market cracking under pressure? Despite the rise in crude prices, many Latin American countries are still grappling with considerable debt and declining production rates. SNC-Lavalin awarded engineering contract by Ecopetrol in Colombia SNC-Lavalin has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Ecopetrol in Colombia for conceptual, basic and detailed engineering on high and medium-complexity projects through to 2020. Packers Plus, Gran Tierra partner for improved resource development in Colombia Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. is pleased to have partnered with Gran Tierra Energy to optimize well performance as the company advances its conventional development program in Colombia. Lloyd’s Register chosen for major exploration drilling project offshore Colombia Lloyd’s Register’s well management expertise is being used by Ecopetrol Costa Afuera S.A.S. (ECAS) of Ecopetrol, for offshore exploration drilling operations in Colombia. Oil and Gas in the Capitals Notwithstanding Latin America’s limited economic growth, exploration investments are the common denominator in the region’s major oil and gas plays. Interoil issues drilling update on Vikingo-1 exploration well in Colombia Interoil Colombia EandP and SLS (strategic partner) finished the drilling of the exploratory well Vikingo-1 on May 9th, down to a final depth of 5,936 ft in the Paleozoic basement. Regional Report: Latin America Latin America schleps forward on its quest for recovery GeoPark makes discovery in Llanos 34 Block, Colombia GeoPark Limited, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru, has announced new drilling successes in the Llanos 34 Block (GeoPark operated with a 45% working interest), in Colombia. GeoPark successfully drills Tigana 4 well in Colombia GeoPark Limited has announced the successful drilling and testing of the Tigana 4 development well, at a rate over 3,200 bopd in the Tigana oil field in the Llanos 34 Block (GeoPark-operated, with a 45% working interest) in Colombia.