ANH Pre-qualifies Companies for Ronda Caribe

Colombia's state hydrocarbons regulator ANH has distributed a list of pre-qualified operators for the upcoming Ronda Caribe round for 13 E&P blocks in northern Colombia, according to ANH documents obtained by BNamericas.

ANH pre-approved the following as operators: Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol; US oil major Chevron (NYSE: CVX); and Japanese oil company Teikoku.

Companies still in the process of pre-qualification include the following: Brazil's Petrobras (NYSE: PBR); BP Colombia (NYSE: BP); Repsol YPF (NYSE: REP); India's ONGC Videsh; Anglo-Australian resources group BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP); Hess Corporation; Pacific Stratus' subsidiary SEEP (TSX: PSE); and PetroFalcon subsidiary Vinccler Oil & Gas (TSX: PFC).

Bidders that want to operate blocks must produce at least 5,000boe/d.

"I assume the larger companies like BP and Petrobras will want to qualify as operators, but the smaller ones will be happy to partner with one of the larger companies that will operate," said one source familiar with the qualification process.

The blocks, located in the Uraba, Sinu and La Guajira basins, cover 290,000ha.

Offers will be received until September 18 and contracts will be awarded during the first week of October.

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