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What to expect in 2021?

The Minister of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia), Diego Mesa, confirmed that Colombia will carry out two new contracting cycles for oil and gas blocks between 2020 and 2021.

Monday, October 12th, 2020


The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) hosted an online Question and Answer session for companies, after publishing modifications to the Terms of Reference of the Permanent Competitive Process (PPAA).

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Looking at the glass

This week I came across the phrase “Forget whether the glass is half-full or half-empty: just be happy you have a glass and there is something in it”. This nicely sums up the ANH’s recent bid round.

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
PPAA: second round

PPAA: second round

The National Hydrocarbons Agency’s (ANH) ‘second window’ of the Permanent Competitive Process (PPAA) took place in Bogotá. HCC attended the event.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Morelli on the industry’s reactivation

The Colombian Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) and the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) hosted the ‘Reactivation of the Mining-Energy Sector’ Conference. HCC attended the event.

Monday, November 4th, 2019

ANH plans in the Catatumbo region

The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) announced a second auction of the Permanent Competitive Process (PPAA) for November this year. This is the block that has caught investors attention due to its location in the Catatumbo region.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Second PPAA auction

The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) continues to work on the Permanent Area Assignment Process (PPAA). The agency announced the date and number of blocks for the second auction of this important process.

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

The B Team

This week the ANH head, Luis Miguel Morelli, said that he expected to publish the so-called ‘B Team’ regulations in October and auction 20 blocks in February. Recently I had lunch with a prominent member – and cynical observer – of the industry and talk turned to the idea of auctioning mature Ecopetrol fields. I think these two ideas are closely related.

Monday, August 26th, 2019

ANH on new blocks

The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) is working to reactivate the industry. The entity’s president gave details on preparations for the upcoming Permanent Area Assignment Process (PPAA).

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

ANH to offer 50 blocks

The second half of this year will bring positive news for investors, following the government’s attempts to “get the sector moving.” Here is why.

Monday, July 8th, 2019