May 24, 2024
Colombia is targeting oil productiton of 1 MMbpd by pressuring drillers to step up activity in underused exploration blocs, according to the nation’s top energy official.
April 18, 2024
The exploration well started at a production rate of 5 MMcfd for 2 hours at a choke 29/128” and a THP of 2290 psi. The choke at the final rate was 36/128” and a THP of 2260 psi. The exploration well continued to produce at a rate of 12 MMcfd over 29 hours with a stabilized THP of 2260 psi.
April 10, 2024
Colombian President Gustavo Petro said the oil and gas would be developed in Venezuelan fields near the Colombian province of Norte de Santander, while electricity would be provided from La Guajira province on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
March 28, 2024
The well started at a production rate of 4 MMcfd for 6 hours at a choke 21/128”. The rate was subsequently increased to 6 MMcfd and 8 MMcfpd for 6 hours and 24 hours, respectively. The well was tested at a rate of up to 10 MMcfpd at choke of 30/128” and is now producing into the Jobo gas treatment plant.
March 14, 2024
The fight over the future of Ecopetrol — Colombia’s largest company — underscores the rifts that are arising over Petro’s push to eliminate the country’s dependence on oil and gas, which has major implications for its economy and finances.
February 22, 2024
Officials said Thursday that they are now reevaluating the discovery, named Orca-1. In the processes of working to verify its size, Ecopetrol found two previously unknown natural gas deposits, raising hopes that the country will still be able to expand its offshore gas production.
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