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Petroleum engineers best paid grads in 2011

Petroleum engineers best paid grads in 2011

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.

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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Ecopetrol opens gas processing plant in Norte de Santander

October 9, 2012 From an Ecopetrol press release. Translated and with commentary by Hydrocarbons Colombia.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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MinAmbiente to work more closely with regional authorities

From a Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MinAmbiente) press release. Translated and with commentary by Hydrocarbons Colombia.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Confusing incident in Cauca shows how far the state has to go

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.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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August Colombian exports fall 7.6% year-over-year — Extractive sector down 17%

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.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Security summary for week ending October 6, 2012

Security summary for week ending October 6, 2012

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.

Monday, October 8th, 2012
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