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Analysis Shows Oil and Gas Execs Using More Environmental Buzzwords
Tuesday, July 20, 2021The world's biggest oil and gas companies are more likely to talk to Wall Street about emissions than how their businesses might grow.

Official Sees Rigs Mobilizing Offshore Colombia in 2022
Thursday, July 01, 2021Offshore exploration offers hope to a country struggling to reverse declines in reserves and output of its biggest export.

NOC Spending Plans Clash with Paris Accord Targets
Tuesday, February 09, 2021A US-based think-tank contends that billions in NOC projects will only be profitable if emissions targets are missed.

Ecopetrol Awards Five-year Offshore Contract
Tuesday, July 14, 2020Ecopetrol has contracted Doris Inc. as its consulting engineering company for offshore oil and gas development.

Ecopetrol, Shell Team Up in Deepwater JV
Monday, February 10, 2020Shell plans to drill an appraisal well in the area by the end of 2021.

Oxy Forms Permian JV with Ecopetrol
Wednesday, November 13, 2019Occidental has closed its previously announced Permian Basin joint venture with Colombia-based Ecopetrol S.A.

Fracking Could Revive Colombia's Oil and Gas Game
Thursday, November 07, 2019Fracking could give Colombia's oil industry a new lease on life.

The Top 10 Ideal NOC Employers
Thursday, August 29, 2019Presenting the highest-scoring NOCs in Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Survey!

Oxy and Ecopetrol Pair Up in the Permian
Thursday, August 01, 2019Occidental will operate the 51/49 JV with Ecopetrol.

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252 Saw $244.3MM in High Bids
Thursday, March 21, 2019Thirty companies participated and submitted almost $284 million in all bids for acreage in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Colombia's Transandino Oil Pipeline Bombed
Thursday, March 07, 2019A portion of Colombia's Transandino crude oil pipeline was bombed, causing a fire.

US Sanctions on Venezuela are Helping Colombian Oil
Wednesday, February 27, 2019U.S. Gulf refiners are bidding up prices for Colombian crude amid sanctions on Venezuelan imports.

Union Strike Halts Rigs At Ecopetrol Oilfield, Production Unaffected
Thursday, September 06, 2018A 24-hour strike has stopped oil rigs and affected well maintenance at Ecopetrol's La Cira-Infantas oilfield, Ecopetrol and the USO union say.

CEO: Ecopetrol To Focus Spending On Drilling For Rest Of Year
Friday, August 24, 2018Ecopetrol will focus spending for the rest of the year on increased drilling activity and securing operational licenses, its CEO says.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Cuts Planned 2018 Spending To $3-3.5B
Wednesday, August 15, 2018Ecopetrol says it will invest $3 billion to $3.5 billion during 2018.

Colombia's Transandino Pipeline Halted After Bomb Attack
Monday, April 23, 2018Colombia's southern Transandino pipeline was halted after a bomb attack by an illegal armed group spilled crude oil into a river, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Sunday.

US FERC Allows ETP Rover Natgas Pipe to Recommence Ohio Drill
Tuesday, February 06, 2018Energy Transfer is working to complete its Rover natural gas pipeline by the end of the first quarter.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Names New CEO, Echeverry Resigns
Thursday, August 17, 2017Ecopetrol says its current vice-president, Felipe Bayon, will take over as chief executive.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Rubiales Oil Output Hit By Protests
Tuesday, June 27, 2017Ecopetrol has suspended production at some wells in the nation's largest oil field after demonstrators seized the facility.

Rebel Bomb Attack Halts Colombia's Cano Limon Crude Pipeline
Thursday, June 22, 2017A bomb attack over the weekend by the Marxist ELN rebels has halted the flow of crude along Colombia's Cano-Limon Covenas pipeline, sources say.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Output Falls at Big Oil Field amid Protests
Monday, May 15, 2017Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol said it reduced output in one of its key production areas due to protests by residents who reject changes to the company's hiring policy for local labor.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Restarts Cano-Limon Oil Pipeline After Attacks
Wednesday, April 05, 2017Ecopetrol has restarted the country's second-largest oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, after a series of bomb attacks halted movement of crude for seven weeks.

Colombia's Ecopetrol To Invest $13B Through 2020
Friday, September 30, 2016Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol will invest $13 billion over the duration of its 2017-2020 investment plan, the company says.

Ecopetrol To Up Exploration, Open 80 New Wells During Rest Of 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016Ecopetrol will intensify exploration and the drilling of new wells through the rest of this year, Chief Executive Juan Carlos Echeverry says.

Colombia's Ecopetrol to Open New Wells in Rubiales, Keep Output Steady
Friday, July 01, 2016Colombia's state-owned oil company Ecopetrol will drill hundreds of new wells in the Rubiales oilfield in a bid to keep the area's output at 135,000 barrels per day, the company's president says.

Ecopetrol Takes Full Control of Rubiales Field, Output to Rise 60,000 Bpd
Thursday, June 30, 2016Colombia's Ecopetrol says it will take over full operations on Friday at the Rubiales oilfield, the country's largest, in a move set to increase the state-run oil company's overall output by 60,000 barrels a day.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Offers 20 Blocks in Auction Launch
Thursday, June 23, 2016Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol offers 20 oil and gas blocks for auction, part of a company plan to cut back amid low global crude prices.

Moody's: LatAm Oil Companies Need Over $55/Bbl To Break Even
Tuesday, June 14, 2016Latin American national oil companies need crude prices to surpass $55 per barrel to break even, a level that would allow them to invest capital enough to start reverting declining output, according to credit rating firm Moody's Corp.

Pacific Exploration, Catalyst Capital Negotiate Restructuring
Thursday, April 14, 2016Board of oil and gas producer Pacific Exploration & Production agrees to negotiate a financial restructuring involving private-equity fund Catalyst Capital Group.

Colombia's Cano Limon Pipeline Suspended After Rebel Attacks
Monday, March 14, 2016Two rebel bomb attacks halt pumping operations along Colombia's second most important oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, according to the state oil company Ecopetrol.

From Champs To Chumps: Latin America Oil Giants Owe $275B
Friday, March 11, 2016The Latin American state-run oil companies whose largesse filled government coffers during the crude boom are quickly becoming dangerous liabilities as soaring debt levels spook investors.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Reports $1.26B Loss in 2015
Sunday, March 06, 2016Ecopetrol reports a loss of $1.26 billion during 2015, due to the global plunge in oil prices, rebel attacks and new accounting standards.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Says Reserves Down 11% in 2015 to 1.85B Barrels
Tuesday, March 01, 2016Ecopetrol's proven oil and gas reserves were down 11% in 2015 to 1.85 billion barrels equivalent due to a decline in exploration caused by low crude prices.

CERAWeek: Ecopetrol To Sell Assets, Cut Staff Amid Low Oil Prices
Tuesday, February 23, 2016Ecopetrol is selling some non-oil related assets, expecting to collect $1.4B at the end of 2017, and cutting 10% of staff as part of a cost reduction plan due to low oil prices.

As Oil Suffers, Colombia Eyes Tough Time for Bond Offer
Thursday, February 04, 2016Colombia prepares to tap bond markets as slide in crude prices dents fiscal accounts threaten the oil exporting nation's credit standing.

Colombia's Ecopetrol To Explore In Four Gulf Of Mexico Blocks
Monday, November 23, 2015The US affiliate of Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol will explore for oil in four blocks in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said in a statement.

Tough Contract Rescission Clauses Could Blunt Mexican Oil Opening
Thursday, July 02, 2015Mexico's historic oil opening later this month could be undermined by company fears the government will have too much discretionary power to repeal contracts over industrial accidents and other failings.

Ecopetrol CEO Expects 2015 Profits To Fall By Half
Tuesday, May 19, 2015Ecopetrol will likely see profits halve this year over last, CEO Juan Carlos Echeverry said, due to a plunge in oil prices.

Big Profit Margins Can't Save Ecopetrol as Drilling Fizzles
Tuesday, May 05, 2015Ecopetrol shares have slumped 54% in dollar terms in the past year, the worst rout among producers in the BI Global Integrated Oils Valuation Peers Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Colombia's Ecopetrol To Focus On Offshore Exploration, Key Fields
Tuesday, April 07, 2015Ecopetrol will cope with falling oil prices by bolstering exploration offshore, as well as focusing on production of high-yield wells, the company's new president Juan Carlos Echeverry says.

Colombia Oilfield Move Challenges Ecopetrol, Canada's Pacific Rubiales
Monday, March 16, 2015A decision by Colombia's state-run Ecopetrol to reclaim control of the Rubiales oil field will imply heavier investment for it to sustain output and raises pressure on Pacific Rubiales to replace the future loss of nearly half its production.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Says It Can Keep Oil Flowing If Strike Starts
Monday, March 09, 2015Ecopetrol has prepared a contingency workforce to maintain output should strike action by the main oil sector union go ahead, a senior official says.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Board Says To Replace CEO Gutierrez
Friday, December 12, 2014Ecopetrol will replace CEO Javier Gutierrez after 8 years as it seeks to shift strategy after falling far short of production goals and seeing its stock plummet.

Petrobras Finds Gas at Orca-1 Well in Colombia's Offshore Tayrona Block
Wednesday, December 03, 2014Petrobras makes gas discovery at Orca-1 exploratory well in Tayrona Block offshore Colombia.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Buys Stake In Angolan Blocks
Thursday, July 03, 2014Ecopetrol buys a 10% stake in two blocks off the coast of Angola as part of an effort to diversify its portfolio.

Colombia's Ecopetrol To Sell Half Stake In Capachos Block To Parex
Tuesday, May 13, 2014Ecopetrol reaches a deal to sell a 50% stake in its Capachos oil block to Parex Resources.

Ecopetrol 1Q Profit Falls 3.6% On Lower Output
Wednesday, April 30, 2014Ecopetrol says net profit falls 3.6% as crude oil production declines.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Seeks 63% Production Rise By 2020
Friday, November 08, 2013Ecopetrol says it will spend as much as $75 billion by 2020 to lift oil and gas production to 1.3 million barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Brazil Gears Up for Big Oil Auction Amid Heavy Security
Monday, October 21, 2013Brazil gears sell production rights to its largest-ever oil discovery in a landmark auction that sparked widespread nationalist protests even though most of the world's premier energy companies opted to stay away.

Ecopetrol Discovers Hydrocarbons in CPO-10 Block in Colombia
Wednesday, August 21, 2013Colombia's state-owned oil producer Ecopetrol finds hydrocarbons in the third of three oil wells it has drilled in the onshore CPO-10 block located in the centrally-located department of Meta.