Our monthly Inner Circle report is now available for download (see below). This month we feature two interviews, one with ex-head of the National Hydrocarbons Agency, Armando Zamora and one with the leaders of Petrominerales’ Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, María Mercedes Palacio and Larry Kozy.
HCC Managing Editor Wally Swain and collaborator Algimantas Didziulis had a conversation with the ex-head of the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), Armando Zamora. Zamora was the very first head of the ANH so his comments carry considerable weight in the industry.
Like all oil and gas companies in the Colombian market, Petrominerales must be concerned with its investment in community relations. These investments fall into two buckets: compliance and long term, sustainable, program-oriented initiatives.
On Tuesday December 11 union leader Milton Enrique Rivas was killed in Puerto Gaitán (Meta). Rivas worked for Termotécnica, embroiled in a dispute with the Petroleum Workers Union (USO), and was killed a few meters from the company’s offices.
The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) announced that oil production in November was 970,632 bpd, although the figure had been reported even before the end of the month (which should raise questions about how it is calculated).
The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) was active this week with announcements of the final results of the supplemental auction round, phase 2 of the 2012 Round of auctions, an accounting of its actions for the year and a number of press interviews highlighting plans for next year.
The big news this week without question was the purchase of C&C Energy (aka CyC Energia) by Pacific Rubiales.
This was a big week for corporate results with five more companies reporting.