Bogotá — Ecopetrol announced Aug. 10 that the Gorgon-2 exploratory and delimiter well verified the presence of gas in ultradeep waters in the southern Colombian Caribbean, with a water column of about 2,400 m, the largest in Colombia, and a total depth of more than 4,000 m.
The well, located approximately 70 km off the Caribbean coast, was drilled with a deepwater vessel.
The well confirms the extension of the gas discovery made in 2017 in Gorgon-1 and ratifies the existence of an offshore gas province in Colombia, in which the discoveries of Kronos (2015) and Purple Angel (2017), which are part of the Southern Caribbean, were also made.
Gas is one of the fundamental energies for the national supply and the energy transition, and it is used daily by more than 10 million Colombian families.
"We are pleased to announce the completion of this ultradeepwater exploration and delimitation well. This result of the Gorgón-2 well will allow us to advance in the evaluation of these findings in the Southern Caribbean, which in case of an eventual development will allow us to increase Colombia's gas reserves and supply the growing demand for this fundamental energy for the energy transition that Ecopetrol and the country undertook," said Felipe Bayón, president of Ecopetrol.
Ecopetrol and Shell (operator) are partners in the Southern Caribbean blocks (Col-5, Fuerte Sur and Purple Angel), with a 50% stake each.