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.

Jul 31st, 2014

Offshore staff

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIAEcopetrol 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.

07/31/2014

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