The companies Ecopetrol and Petrobras confirmed the discovery of an accumulation of natural gas in the Uchuva-1 exploratory well, drilled in deep waters, 32 km from the coast and 76 km from the city of Santa Marta.
The oil companies revealed that the Uchuva well was drilled in the Tayrona block, in which Petrobras is the operator with a 44.4% stake and Ecopetrol has the remaining 55.6%.
“This result is the result of the contractor’s actions to enhance the use of data through the application of new technological solutions in geology and geophysics, in addition to experience in deepwater operations,” the companies revealed.
“This discovery is very significant for Ecopetrol and Colombia because it ratifies the importance of the Caribbean as one of the main sources of gas for our country. We are very pleased to open this new frontier in an area near Chuchupa-Ballenas, gas fields that have marked the history of our offshore operations for four decades and have contributed significantly to the “gasification” of the country. This is great news for the more than 10 million Colombian families that today use gas in their daily lives,” said the president of Ecopetrol, Felipe Bayón.