Business newspaper Portafolio reports that a project sponsored by high-profile congressman Simón Gaviria and colleague Jaime Rodríguez would allow municipalities to charge mining and hydrocarbons companies a local “Industry and Commerce” tax known as ICA.
Source: Petrominerales, Hydrocarbons Colombia.
In a press release, Petrominerales provided an update on production and exploration. The production summary can be seen in the chart: yet another month of lower production this time 8% month over month. The company did not provide a zonal breakdown as they did in their 2Q12 results. However the company did explain the August results precisely in terms of
In a press release, Suroco Energy announces that the Cohembi-8 well has been placed into production at 150 bpd. The graph shows production from the entire field which is shared with Ecopetrol (48%) and the operator Vetra 33%, leaving Suroco with 19%. Cohembí has a nice upward trend, a welcome sight since overall this year Colombian total production has been falling. The company reports that its share after royalties was 987bpd in July, 1,117bpd in August and 1,243 before bringing Cohembi-8 on line. That would imply a rather healthy increase in the production from the entire field, reaching over 6,000bpd in August.
In a press release, Petroamericas announced the spud of the La Casona-1 well, El Eden block, Llanos basin using the Tuscany 119 rig.
In a press release, Interoil reports slightly lower production in Colombia.
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.