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.
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.
From an Environment Ministry press release. Translated and with commentary by Hydrocarbons Colombia.
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:
Headhunter Hays Oil and Gas reports on Colombia in their July-October 2012 report. Only Brazil and Colombia in the region get their own section.