Colombia Upstream Sees Positive Results In 2022

(Rigzone) Colombia’s upstream sector is especially dynamic in 2022. Offshore exploration of the Colombian Caribbean has delivered in 2022 with Shell and Petrobras hitting the target with their wells earlier this year. Shell and Petrobras hit natural gas pay in the Gorgon-2 and Uchuva-1, both with Ecopetrol as a non-operating partner – according to Wood... Continue Reading →

EXCLUSIVE Colombia’s Ecopetrol asks to suspend fracking contracts for 90 days

(Reuters) - Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol (ECO.CN) has asked the oil regulator to suspend contracts for two fracking pilot projects for 90 days, the company and two sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The two projects - being developed in Santander province by Ecopetrol and U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) - have faced stiff resistance from environmental... Continue Reading →

Rystad: Oil & gas exploration on the decline with global awarded acreage near all-time lows

With the current energy crisis and clean energy transition taking centre stage, companies are shifting focus to lower-risk core assets and regions, thus, Rystad Energy, an energy intelligence group, forecasts that the global oil and gas exploration spending and activities are expected to shrink even further this year as the number of licensed blocks and total acreage fall... Continue Reading →

Westwood: Optimistic outlook for onshore drilling following global uptick in demand and dayrates

(WO) Latest analysis from Westwood Global Energy Group, a specialist energy market research and consultancy firm, reveals a healthy recovery roadmap for the global land rig market, driven by higher commodity pricing and mounting pressures around energy security. Westwood expects many regions to recover from the dramatic global downturn throughout 2020 better than previously expected. In... Continue Reading →

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