Ecopetrol starts GoM oil production with Murphy Oil
Ecopetrol has begun producing crude oil from two Dalmatian field wells in the Gulf of Mexico operated by its partner Murphy Exploration & Production Co., according to Reuters.
The new output boosts production of its North American subsidiary, Ecopetrol America Inc., to 6,700 boe/d, from the 1,700 barrels it was producing before the new wells came online, according to Reuters calculations.
Reuters noted that one well in block 4 of the Canyon DeSoto field is producing around 9,500 boe/d, of which more than a quarter, or a net 2,441 barrels, belong to Ecopetrol. The other well, in block 48 of the same field, is producing around 60 MMcf (1.7 MMcm) of gas per day, a net 15.6 MMcf (442,000 cm) of which belong to Ecopetrol. Ecopetrol's net production in crude equivalent from both wells is 5,041 barrels, Reuters quotes the company as stating.