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Colombian ANH's 'Open Round' Roadshow Visits Houston
Thursday, February 04, 2010The information session with Dr. Armando Zamora in Houston is the first stop in the United States for the 'Open Round Colombia 2010' global roadshow promoting foreign investment in Colombia's hydrocarbons sector.

Ecopetrol Hits Hydrocarbons at Tempranillo North-1
Friday, January 29, 2010Ecopetrol confirmed the presence of hydrocarbons in the Tempranillo North-1 well located in the Unified Production Agreement in the Pijao-Potrerillo area.

Colombia's ANH 'Open Round' Arrives in Calgary
Wednesday, January 27, 2010The Director of the ANH and his team from Colombia will be visiting Calgary February 1 - 5, 2010 to promote foreign investment in the Colombian hydrocarbons sector.

Colombia's ANH to Launch 'Open Round' in Toronto
Tuesday, January 26, 2010The Colombian ANH will be visiting Toronto with his team from Colombia on Feb. 2, 2010 as the first stop in their global road show promoting foreign investment in Colombia's hydrocarbons sector.

Petroamerica Takes Bite of Petrobras' Balay Block
Friday, January 08, 2010Petroamerica has entered into a formal farm-in agreement with Petrobras Colombia Limited on the Balay Block which is located in the Llanos Basin of Colombia.

Ecopetrol Joins Reliance in Colombian Deepwater Venture
Friday, December 04, 2009Ecopetrol has joined Reliance's exploration ventures in two deepwater blocks, the Borojo North Block 42 and Borojo South Block 43, offshore Colombia.

Petrolifera Executes Onshore Colombian License Contract with ANH
Thursday, October 08, 2009Petrolifera has executed the Magdalena exploration contract with the ANH for the conversion of the Sierra Nevada II TEA into the Magdalena License onshore Colombia.

Amerisur Picks Up Ecopetrol's Interest in Platanillo Contract
Thursday, September 17, 2009Amerisur Resources announced that its Colombian subsidiary, Amerisur Exploracion Colombia, has agreed to acquire the interest of Ecopetrol SA in the Platanillo contract.

PetroLatina's Colon-2 Flows Oil at 'Substantial Rate'
Wednesday, September 16, 2009The Colon-2 development well flows oil at a substantial rate and confirms that the Colon discovery has considerable potential.

Capella Field Development Program Under Way in Colombia
Thursday, August 20, 2009Drilling operations have commenced on Capella No.SH1, the first of two slim-hole wells planned to be drilled in Colombia's Capella field to further delineate the extent of the upper Mirador sand.

Jacaranda Block's Jacinto 1 Spudded in Colombia's Llanos Basin
Friday, March 06, 2009Emerald Energy reported that drilling operations have commenced on the Jacinto No.1 exploration well in the Jacaranda block in the Llanos basin in Colombia.

Ecopetrol Builds on Success of Active 2008 Drilling Campaign
Wednesday, February 18, 2009In the fourth quarter of 2008, Ecopetrol participated in the drilling of 185 development wells, of which 35 were drilled by Ecopetrol alone and the other 150 jointly with joint venture partners.

Emerald Kicks Off Production Testing at Colombian Capella Find
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Emerald Energy continues to make progress on its asset portfolio in Colombia, and has commenced longer term production testing from Capella, a key step in the appraisal of this find, less than five months after its discovery.

La Cortez Adds to E&P Portfolio, Farms-In to Colombian Maranta Block
Friday, February 06, 2009La Cortez Energy has entered into a separate private farm-in agreement for a 20% Net Working Interest in the Maranta exploration and production block in Colombia.

Ecopetrol Ups the Ante in Fuerte Norte, Fuerte Sur Offshore Blocks
Thursday, February 05, 2009Ecopetrol has increased its interest in the Fuerte Norte and Fuerte Sur blocks located in the Colombian Caribbean Ocean.

ANH Awards Emerald Energy Durillo E&P Contract in Colombia
Thursday, January 29, 2009Emerald Energy has been awarded a new exploration & production contract in Colombia, located in the Caguan Putumayo Basin.

Thorneloe Wins E&P Rights Onshore Colombia
Thursday, January 08, 2009Thorneloe Energy was awarded all the exploration and production rights for Block LLA 33 during the Colombia's 2008 "Mini-Ronda" License Bidding Round.

La Cortez Farms-In to Putumayo 4 Block in Southern Colombia
Wednesday, January 07, 2009La Cortez has entered into a MOU with Petronorte that entitles La Cortez to a 50% Net Working Interest in the Putumayo 4 block located in the south of Colombia.

PetroLatina Wins Exploration Block in Colombia, Proposes Farm-Out Agreement
Wednesday, January 07, 2009PetroLatina was the successful bidder for the Putumayo-4 block in the recent Colombian license bidding round. In addition, the company has entered into a MOU with La Cortez for a proposed farm-out.

Ecopetrol Submits Competitive Bids for 4 Blocks Offered in ANH Round
Thursday, December 18, 2008Ecopetrol has submitted the most competitive bids for four exploration blocks included in the 2008 Mini Round prepared by the National Hydrocarbon Agency.

Petro Andina Picks Up Exploration, Production Rights for 4 Colombian Blocks
Friday, December 12, 2008Petro Andina was the successful bidder for the right to negotiate for Exploration and Production contracts on four exploration blocks in Colombia's Llanos Basin.

Petrominerales Snaps Up Blocks 25 and 31 in Colombia's Llanos Basin
Friday, December 05, 2008Petrominerales has announced that, following the Colombian Mini Round 2008, it was awarded Blocks 25 and 31, in the Llanos Basin of Colombia.

Maurel & Prom Cites Production Increase, Extension of Ocelote Field
Friday, December 05, 2008Maurel & Prom announced the success of appraisal well Ocelote-7, which has confirmed the northern field extension and has tested at 837 bopd.

Maurel & Prom Win 2 Exploration Blocks in Colombia Round
Friday, November 14, 2008Maurel & Prom has signed with the National Hydrocarbon Agency of Colombia two new E&P contracts for Blocks CPO-17 and SSJN-9.

Colombia Auctions Rights to Seek, Produce Oil on 22 Areas
Tuesday, November 11, 2008The Colombian oil licensing agency auctioned rights to seek and produce oil or gas in 22 areas across the country.

Amerisur Encouraged By Platanillo Block Results
Wednesday, October 22, 2008Amerisur has issued an update of testing operations of wells Alea-1R and Platanillo-2 in the Platanillo Block, Putumayo, Colombia.

Emerald Encounters Heavy Oil at Ombu Block in Colombia
Tuesday, September 16, 2008Emerald Energy reported that drilling of the Capella-1 exploration well, in the Ombu block in Colombia, commenced on July 10 and reached its total depth of 3,802 feet on July 30. Hydrocarbon shows were encountered and logged at 189 feet.

Ecopetrol Partners with Shell, Talisman in New Colombian Ventures
Monday, July 21, 2008Ecopetrol, in seperate partnerships with Shell and Talisman, was the highest bidder for three of the eight blocks offerred in the heavy crude oil round hosted by the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH).

Pacific Rubiales Qualifies for Colombia Heavy Crude Round
Thursday, June 05, 2008Pacific Rubiales has successfully completed the first phase of the selection process for the heavy crude development round in the Eastern Llanos Basin of Colombia.

ANH Receives 22 Offers for E&P Round
Thursday, October 04, 2007Colombia's state hydrocarbons regulator ANH has received 22 offers for the round dubbed the first competitive process of 2007, according to ANH documents obtained by BNamericas.

Petrolifera Signs TEA for Sierra Nevada 2
Thursday, September 20, 2007Petrolifera Petroleum has signed the Sierra Nevada 2 Technical Evaluation Agreement ("SN2 TEA") with ANH, the government agency of Colombia that handles the negotiations for oil and gas exploration contracts.

Bidders Line Up for Colombian Offshore Blocks
Tuesday, September 18, 2007Colombia's National Hydrocarbon Association auctioned exploration rights for several offshore blocks covering most of Colombia's Caribbean coast.

ANH Pre-qualifies 24 for E&P Round
Wednesday, September 12, 2007Colombia's hydrocarbons regulator ANH has prequalified 24 companies for bidding in a round dubbed the "first competitive process of 2007," according to a statement from the ANH.

ANH to Publish Pre-qualified List September 11 for E&P Round
Tuesday, September 04, 2007Colombia's hydrocarbons regulator ANH will publish a list on September 11 of companies pre-qualified to participate in a bidding round it dubs the "first competitive process of 2007," an ANH spokesperson told BNamericas.

ANH Pre-qualifies Companies for Ronda Caribe
Tuesday, August 28, 2007Colombia'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.

ANH Sells 20 Data Packages for Ronda Caribe
Friday, June 22, 2007Colombia's hydrocarbons regulator ANH has sold 20 data packages for the Ronda Caribe or Caribbean round that will involve awarding 13 E&P blocks in northern Colombia, ANH said in a statement.

Colombia Signs 11 Oil Exploration Contracts for $36M in Investments
Wednesday, June 13, 2007The Colombian National Hydrocarbons Agency on Wednesday said it signed 11 new oil and gas exploration and production contracts so far this year for a total of more than $36 million in investments.

Gold Oil Wins Middle Magdalena Block
Tuesday, June 05, 2007Gold Oil Plc has received confirmation from Agencia National de Hydrocarburos, that it has qualified as operator and license holder for the Rosa Blanca block in the northern part of the Middle Magdalena Basin, onshore Colombia.

ANH Disburses US$123mn in March Royalties
Monday, May 21, 2007Colombia's hydrocarbons regulator ANH has disbursed 244bn pesos (US$123mn) in March royalties to national and regional government agencies, ANH said in a statement.

Emerald Issues Update on Ops in Colombia, Syria
Friday, May 18, 2007Emerald Energy Plc on Friday released an operations update prior to its annual general meeting.

Putumayo Wildcat May Be Gran Tierra's Third 2007 Oil Discovery
Tuesday, May 15, 2007Gran Tierra Energy Inc. has successfully drilled, logged and cased a new field wildcat well in the Chaza Block, Putumayo Basin, in southern Colombia.

Pacific Stratus Garners Arauca Deal in Colombia
Thursday, May 10, 2007Pacific Stratus Energy Ltd. has been advised by the Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos ("ANH") that its wholly owned subsidiary SEEP S.A. has secured the Arauca Technical Evaluation Agreement ("TEA").

Pacific Stratus Spuds La Creciente-2 in Lower Magdalena
Thursday, April 26, 2007Pacific Stratus Energy Ltd. has spudded its La Creciente-2 (LC-2) exploratory well in Colombia's prolific Lower Magdalena Basin.

Chaco Acquires Stake in Middle Magdalena Block
Wednesday, April 25, 2007Chaco Resources plc has signed a farm-in agreement with Fenix Oil and Gas SA to earn a substantial interest in the Fenix Block, a 24,117-hectare area located in the Middle Magdalena Basin of Colombia.

Global Energy Issues Audited 2006 Results
Thursday, April 19, 2007Global Energy Development PLC on Thursday announced its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2006.

Pacific Stratus Reports Llanos Basin Success
Thursday, April 19, 2007Pacific Stratus Energy Ltd. has completed the production test of the Mauritia Norte-1 well (MN-1), located in the Moriche Block in the Llanos Basin of Colombia.

ANH to Launch Bidding for 6 E&P Blocks
Wednesday, April 04, 2007Colombia's hydrocarbons agency ANH will launch bidding this month for hydrocarbons E&P in six blocks covering the Llanos Orientales, Putumayo and the upper Magdalena River valley areas, the agency said in a statement.

Emerald Posts Loss for 2006
Wednesday, April 04, 2007Emerald Energy Plc on Wednesday reported its final results for the year ended 31 December 2006.

Emerald Wins Jacaranda Contract in Colombia
Monday, March 19, 2007Emerald Energy Plc has been awarded a new exploration & production contract in Colombia.

Maurel & Prom Reports Colombia Discovery
Monday, March 19, 2007Maurel & Prom (operator, 100%) on Monday announced a new oil discovery through its 100% owned Colombian subsidiary, Hocol S.A., on the Guarrojo permit.