Canacol reported that the company’s proven reserves (1P) increased by 98% over fiscal year-end (June) 2011. As the chart shows, this was primarily due to the acquisition of contracts in Ecuador (3.2MMbbl) although Colombian reserves still grew a substantial 38% year-over-year.
In a Global Energy Development PLC press release, the company announced its plans for both conventional and non-conventional operations in Colombia, through its subsidiary Colombia Energy Development.
Petroamerica reports in a press release that the Las Maracas-4 well Los Ocarros Block Llanos Basin was producting 1,500 bpd of 30 degree API oil. They say it could produce 2,000 bpd but the trucks cannot get in and out fast enough because of a rig coming in for exploratory drilling and a workover rig moving out.
Recently, the National Environmental Licensing Agency granted the country’s first license for non-conventional hydrocarbons. The testing will take place in the villages known as Dominguito and Patiño in the municipality of Buenavista, Boyacá in a region better known for emeralds and dairy cattle than oil and gas. The block is known as Chiquinquira and is operated by Nexen which has adjacent exploration blocks in the same high plateau region.
We didn’t see the original article — it has been wiped off the website — but apparently Bloomberg reported yesterday in an interview with Luz Helena Sarmiento, head of the National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA), that in June of this year Pacific Rubiales had been denied an environmental license for Quifa North West, part of the company’s second biggest oil field.
From a MinAmbiente Press Release. Translated and with commentary by Hydrocarbons Colombia Prior to the community meeting, the Minister Juan Gabriel Uribe, director of Anla, Luz Helena Sarmiento, and a group of congressmen did a flyby by the Quimbo.
Yesterday violent protests in Puerto Gaitan, Meta left 3 dead. RCN Radio — which usually takes a “right-of-center” stance — reported that the protests were because Pacific Rubiales had “failed to deliver on its commitments”. UPDATE: On September 17th, Pacific Rubiales Corporate Affairs Director, Frederico Restrepo told RCN Radio that the protests were not directed at the company but caused by the death of a small child in a traffic accident with a policeman.
C&C Energy updated its corporate presentation for the FirstEnergy/Societe Generale Global Energy Conference in London. The presentation showed C&C to be one of the few companies operating in Colombia with steadily growing production. The company says it is committed to a 100% Colombian strategy and is looking for acquisitions or farm-in opportunities to maintain growth beyond its own success with exploration. They will definitely participate in the 2012 Round of auctions. We discussed their 2Q12 performance here. Some highlights
Resolution 0770 of September 13, 2012 of the National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA) concerns Emerald Energy’s activities in the municipalities of Garzon and Gigante, Huila in the Upper Magdalena Basin. Previously the local environmental agency — the Autonomous Corporation of the Magdalena River Basin (CAM for its initials in Spanish) — had imposed on the operator immediate suspension of four activities for failure to comply with the terms of its environmental license: