Ecopetrol, Repsol make hydrocarbon discovery in Colombia

(Reuters) - Colombian majority-state-owned oil company Ecopetrol and Spanish energy business Repsol have discovered hydrocarbons at the Tinamu-1 exploration well in Colombia's Meta province, the companies said on Monday. The well is located in the CPO-9 block, in which Ecopetrol (ECO.CN) holds a 55% stake and serves as the operator, while Repsol (REP.MC) holds the remaining 45%, the companies... Continue Reading →

Ecopetrol to Boost Exploration, Warns of Production Hit

(Reuters) Colombia's majority state-owned energy company Ecopetrol will be more aggressive in exploring for oil under existing contracts, Chief Executive Ricardo Roa said on Wednesday, as the company warned external factors including weather and security issues could hit production.  Ecopetrol, Colombia's biggest company and largest producer of oil, on Tuesday reported a 14% fall in first-quarter net... Continue Reading →

Noble drillship cleared to operate offshore Mexico

(OM) Noble Corp drillship Noble Globetrotter I should start a contract offshore Mexico shortly following an extended permitting delay, the company said in its latest results statement. As for other vessels in the company’s 16-strong fleet, the Noble Gerry de Souza has sailed from the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM)  to Nigeria. Noble Discoverer is due to begin a one-well contract... Continue Reading →

Brazil’s Petrobras to keep stake in Colombia’s deepwater block Tayrona

(Reuters) - Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) has abandoned a plan to sell its 44% stake in a promising offshore gas project it shares with Colombia's Ecopetrol (ECO.CN) in the Andean country, a Petrobras executive said at a Houston energy conference on Monday. Petrobras and Ecopetrol last year announced a natural gas discovery at the Uchuva-1 deepwater well... Continue Reading →

BlueFloat Energy, Greenvolt to Jointly Tackle Offshore Wind Projects in Portugal

(OW) Spain-headquartered BlueFloat Energy and Greenvolt have joined forces to develop offshore wind projects in Portugal. According to the partners, Portugal holds great potential for offshore wind, which is now recognised by the national policymakers who seek to unlock the potential of this technology to deliver on the country’s decarbonisation targets. Portugal has recently identified... Continue Reading →

Ecopetrol to Use Artificial Intelligence to Boost Oil Exploration Success Rates and Output

(Reuters) Colombia's majority state-owned oil company Ecopetrol will use new technology, including artificial intelligence, to improve exploration success rates and boost output from existing fields, new Chief Executive Ricardo Roa said on Monday. Roa officially took over as CEO on Monday following his appointment earlier this month, replacing former chief Felipe Bayon amid a push... Continue Reading →

Corio Generation Joins Global Offshore Wind Alliance

Corio Generation, part of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, said Thursday it was joining the Global Offshore Wind Alliance, an international coalition founded by the Government of Denmark, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) to help countries transform their economies using offshore wind power. Corio has pledged to work... Continue Reading →

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