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Hydrocarbons E & P Model Contract for Offshore Areas

A few weeks ago, the National Hydrocarbons Agency (“ANH”) published its new model contract for offshore exploration and production activities.  Although some parameters are specific to offshore, others reflect how the Agency’s thinking has evolved since 2014, the last time it held a block auction to award offshore areas. Norton Rose Fulbright Colombia’s oil & gas team volunteered to write this summary.

Monday, July 9th, 2018
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“Permanent round” on temporary (permanent?) hold

With less than two months left in this government, the most important measure from the package announced in September 2015 is not going to happen. The bureaucrats have effectively killed the idea of permanent block assignments by avoiding doing anything before time expired.

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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New oil producing region?

New oil producing region?

The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) plans to carry out a new oil auction scheme to increase exploration and production in the country. This has generated expectation in investors, since it opens the possibility of exploring new areas in the country with great potential.

Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future

The Sinu San Jacinto bid round was announced with great fanfare on September 12th, 2017. The auction was supposed to have completed before the end of that year. Now, quietly, the date keeps slipping.

Monday, February 19th, 2018
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TGI to bid for regasification plant

The construction of new regasification plants has been a subject of much interest and controversy in the country. Companies have shown their interest in these projects. Jaime Orjuela, President in charge of TGI, spoke on this subject and the company’s plans.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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New schedule for SSJ tender

The 14-week schedule that was initially established by the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) for the Sinú- San Jacinto tenders was extended to 24 weeks.

Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Concerns about SSJ round

Representatives of oil companies and industry associations among others expressed concerns about the requirements to take part in the next auction organized by the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH).

Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Mantilla McCormick talks about Agreement 2

At an event hosted by consulting firm Willis Towers Watson, attorney Carlos Mantilla McCormick, expert on the Colombian energy sector, presented his vision on the Agreement 2.

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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ANLA talks about the industry situation

Claudia González, director of the National Environmental Licensing Authority (ANLA) spoke about fracking and delays in decisions for the industry.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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ANH will tender 40 blocks this year

Between the end of July and the beginning of August of this year, the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) will start offering new blocks, following the permanent allocation scheme that it announced recently.

Monday, June 5th, 2017
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