New offshore gas (LNG) discovery in the deep waters of Colombia


According to Ecopetrol and, they report a new discovery of gas (LNG) in deep waters off the coast of Colombia. The Brazilian oil and gas company, Petrobras, confirmed the discovery of an accumulation of natural gas in the Uchuva-1 exploratory well, drilled in deep waters off the coast of Colombia.

The well is located 32 kilometers from the coast and 76 kilometers from the city of Santa Marta, at a water depth of approximately 830 meters.

The Uchuva-1 well was drilled in the Tayrona Block, with Petrobras as operator (44.44 percent share in the work), in partnership with Ecopetrol, with a 55.56 percent share in the work.

Announcing the discovery last Friday, Petrobras explained that it was the result of the consortium’s actions to improve the use of data through the application of new geological and geophysical technological solutions, added to the experience in deepwater operations.

The Tayrona Block is in Petrobras’ portfolio for active portfolio management and the opening of this new frontier is in line with the company’s strategic pillar of maximizing its value with a focus on the exploration of deep and ultra-deep water assets. The result achieved increases the prospects of developing a new exploration and production frontier in Colombia.

The consortium will continue its activities in the Tayrona Block, with the aim of evaluating the dimensions of the new gas accumulation.

In a separate statement on Friday, Ecopetrol said this gas discovery is in line with its 2040 energy transition strategy and increases prospects for developing a new exploration and production frontier in the Colombian northern Caribbean.

It should be remembered that Transocean’s Development Driller III semi-submersible platform contract with Petrobras in Colombia was announced in April this year at $331,000 per day. According to Transocean’s fleet status report last week, the contract ends this month.

Ecopetrol also recently joined US-based Oxy to undertake joint exploration activities in four blocks in the Colombian Caribbean

Source: Ecopetrol &

Source World Maritime News

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