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Drummond accused of developing fracking

The Podion Corporation and the Colombia Fracking Free Alliance accused Drummond of contempt of court for an alleged violation of the State Council’s rulings.

 

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Potential of the Umir formation

Elkin Mauricio Arboleda Muñoz, Master in Engineering-Mineral Resources from the National University of Colombia (UNAL), conducted a study on the hydrocarbon potential of the Umir formation and the Middle Magdalena basin.

 

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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YPF experience with unconventionals

Experts have insisted that Colombia must review international experiences to make a decision on fracking. YPF’s Pablo Bizzotto spoke about the company’s experience with these techniques in the “Vaca Muerta” deposit.

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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Ecopetrol’s ‘sea explorers’

Four French drones known as the ‘sea explorers’ will be used by Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) to study the Caribbean Sea.

 

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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ANH contracts

These are the contracts that the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has been working on to boost the industry’s performance.

 

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Analysis of the fracking report

The Colombian government established a commission of experts to report on the possibility of implementing unconventional techniques in the country. Julio Fierro Morales, Geologist and Professor at the National University, conducted an analysis on the experts’ report.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Rig count in July

Rig count in July

The Colombian Chamber of Goods and Services (Campetrol) reported its drill rig information for July 2019. Working and contracted rigs increased compared to same period last year.

Monday, August 26th, 2019
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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
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ECP alliances in the Caribbean

The Colombian government wants to boost the growth of the oil sector and the Caribbean is positioned as one of the most attractive regions to develop new offshore projects. Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) talked about investors’ interest in this area.

 

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Colombia to explore the Caribbean Sea

The Colombian government is interested in promoting the development and growth of the oil sector and has taken several steps to achieve it. The Maritime General Directorate (DIMAR) and the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) announced a strategy to explore the Caribbean Sea.

 

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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