Source: MinEducation, Hydrocarbons Colombia
October 11, 2012
For the second straight year, petroleum engineers lead the Ministry of Education’s annual survey of outgoing graduates. The study looks at 2010 graduates and how they fared in 2011, whether they had a job, whether their education served them in their work and how much they were paid. The above chart shows that petroleum engineers were closely followed by geologists which shows how important mining and hydrocarbons are to Colombian growth. The two groups were nearly tied in starting salary — 31% higher than the third-ranked profession. They were nearly tied as well in success at finding a job: only about 5% failed to get a job in their first year.
October 9, 2012 From an Ecopetrol press release. Translated and with commentary by Hydrocarbons Colombia.
From a Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MinAmbiente) press release. Translated and with commentary by Hydrocarbons Colombia.
On Saturday October 6, 2o12 the Colombian Armed Forces killed three men and a woman, wounding a minor in a municipality known variously as El Bordo and La Patia which is in Technical Evaluation Block Cauca 6. These are perhaps the only facts we know for certain.
The Colombian Statistical Institute reports that Colombian exports fell 7.6% in August 2012 year-over-year because of a 17% drop in exports from the extractive industries. Crude oil exports were down 14.7% in volume.
We have started tracking security events that could be important for the Oil and Gas. These are not necessarily direct attacks on oil and gas infrastructure but evidence of terrorist activity in zones of hydrocarbons interest. See our dedicated page here for a complete listing and methodology. We will only be publishing significant events and summaries in the Hydrocarbons Colombia page.