Monday, May 20, 2019

Colombia News

Repsol's Q1 Net Profit Rises

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Spanish oil and gas firm Repsol said on Tuesday first quarter adjusted net profit rose 6 percent from a year earlier, as a fall in oil and gas prices and a halt to production in Libya were offset by lower costs and a stronger U.S.

Ecopetrol, Repsol Sign Joint Deal for Offshore Oil Block

Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol has signed a joint contract with Spain's Repsol to operate an offshore block in the Caribbean, Ecopetrol said on Wednesday.The contract for the GUA-OFF-1 block is the second new offshore deal Ecopetrol has inked with the Colombian…

Colombia, Shell Ink Offshore E&P Contracts

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Colombia's government on Monday said it signed two exploration and production contracts with Shell in offshore areas of the Caribbean Sea that will require the company to make initial investments of $100 million.Colombia recently modified contractual terms for offshore exploration and launched a Permanent Area Allocation Process so compan

Ecopetrol Wins Offshore Colombia Block

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Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA has signed Colombia’s first offshore exploration and production contract under a newly revised contract model.According to a report in Reuters, the deal for a nearly 400,000-hectare (988,000-acre) bloc in the Caribbean is country’s…

Amerisur Resources Hits Oil at Indico Well in Colombia

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UK-based independent full-cycle oil and gas company confirmed that Indico-1 well in Colombia reached target depth of 10,604 feet and encountered the Lower Sands of the Une formation.The South America focused oil and gas producer, which owns 30% non-operated working interest in the Indico-1 well…

Höegh LNG Takes Delivery of Ninth FSRU

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Bermuda-based  floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Höegh LNG Holdings took delivery of Höegh Gannet, its ninth floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).Höegh Gannet has regasification capacity of 1 Bcf per day and storage capacity of 170 000 cbm of LNG, combined making it the largest FSRU built by capacity…

Ecopetrol Sets 2019 Investment at $3.5 billion

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Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday it will invest between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in 2019, slightly above this year as it bolsters spending on exploration and production projects.The investment is the backbone of an ambitious plan to boost production and explore for more oil to replenish dwindling reserves.

Asian LNG Demand to Grow

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Currently planned regasification capacity expansions in Asia will allow LNG demand to grow towards 2030, said energy consultent Rystad Energy.Total planned capacity additions is forecasted to reach 700 Mtpa by 2030 driven by expansions in China and India. Asia LNG demand of…

Colombia's Ecopetrol to Invest Up to $3.5 bln in 2018

Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday it will invest $3 billion to $3.5 billion during 2018, less than it had previously said it would spend.Ecopetrol originally planned to spend $3.5 billion to $4 billion in investment in 2018, mostly in exploration and production.

Canada Dreams of Oil Exports to Asia, but California Beckons

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The nationalization of a crude oil export pipeline in western Canada has buoyed long-standing hopes for crude exports to markets beyond the United States - but the most likely destination for much of that oil is California. Faced with declining production from Latin America and rising prices for higher-grade crudes from the Middle East…

Colombia Coal Output falls 11.7%

Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 19.6 million tonnes in the first quarter, down 11.7 percent from output the year before, the Energy and Mining Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. In the same period last year, Colombia produced 22.2 million tonnes.

Ecopetrol, Talisman Energy to Open 19 New Wells at Colombian Oilfield

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Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday it will start drilling 19 new oil wells at the Akacias oil field at the end of this month, in partnership with Repsol SA's Talisman Energy.The new wells will join nine which are already operating at the field, in Acacias municipality in central Meta province…

Colombia's Ecopetrol Boosts Output

Ecopetrol, Colombia's state-run oil company, has accelerated activity at several of its oil fields to make up for a slight output fall in the first quarter, executives said during a call with investors on Friday.The company's first-quarter net profit rose to 2.6 trillion pesos ($923.3 million), up 195 percent from the same period in 2017,

Under Military Rule, PDVSA Workers Quit in Stampede

Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela's oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron. Flanked by other trucks carrying security guards, Quevedo passed a handful of workers waiting by an oil well cluster.

Colombia Postpones Sinu-San Jacinto Bidding Round

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Colombia's oil regulator has postponed the reception of offers for 15 onshore areas at its Sinu-San Jacinto auction until May 3, the agency said late on Wednesday, at request of the companies qualified for bidding. The offers had been scheduled to be received on Thursday.

Ecopetrol Seeks 3 Gasoline Cargoes for May

Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol has launched an offer to buy three 195,000-200,000 barrel cargoes of gasoline RON 92 for delivery May 2-21 at Pozos Colorados terminal, according to a tender seen by Reuters on Thursday. Bids will be accepted through April 5, indexed to unleaded 87 gasoline prices at the U.S.

Frontera Energy Names New CEO, Doubles Investment in Peru

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Canada's Frontera Energy Corp named a new chief executive on Monday, and said it plans to more than double its investment in operations in Colombia and Peru during 2018, to up to $500 million. Frontera will direct between $225 million and $240 million of investment to new wells and maintenance in the two countries…

Attack on Cano Limon Pipeline Extends Pumping Halt

A bomb attack by Marxist ELN rebels destroyed a stretch of Colombia's second largest oil pipeline, the Cano Limon-Covenas, extending an almost month-long pumping stoppage, sources from the military and state oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday. The attack, which caused a spillage of crude…

Canadian City to Argue Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Route Harmful

The proposed route of Kinder Morgan Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion through the west coast Canadian city of Burnaby will damage parks, harm sensitive ecosystems and impact critical infrastructure, the city will argue on Tuesday. The Vancouver suburb will present its case over three days to the Canadian energy regulator…

Colombia's Transandino Pipeline Bombed, Damaged

Pumping on Colombia's southern Transandino pipeline was halted on Sunday after a bomb attack by the ELN rebels spilled crude into a river, state-run oil company Ecopetrol and the military said. The National Liberation Army (ELN) is in the midst of a renewed offensive against the military and oil infrastructure…