Bogotá’s Chamber of Commerce hosted an event where industry entrepreneurs and public entities talked about the Most-Affected Areas by the Conflict (Zomac). We attended and brought back comments from the industry as well as our own impressions.
The Colombian government is making an important commitment to promote the development of offshore projects and take advantage of the Caribbean Sea potential. This has generated high expectations in the Caribbean region of the country, especially in the department of Atlántico. There, leaders are discussing about how to leverage these opportunities and their risks.
The NOC spoke about successful social investment projects in Santander, Putumayo and Meta. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.
The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) planned to carry out seismic research in Boyacá, but the public became convinced that the project would lead to fracking, generating a great discussion and social unrest. The ANH is said to have decided to suspend the project.
CEO Felipe Bayón spoke about what he expects from the new Labor Agreement that it will soon negotiate with the USO.
We have been very concerned about the civil disobedience caused by the ANH’s seismic investigation in Boyacá. There was a public hearing last Friday to discuss the situation and well-known industry figure, Jaime Checa attended. He brought back this report (with photos) which only deepens our concern.