Colombia's state-run oil company said its contracted workforce jumped 42% year-on-year in the third quarter amid rebounding exploration activity.
The country has been applying measures to increase the number of small and medium-sized companies in its oil and gas market.
The deal was closed with Murphy making a net payment of US$795mn to Petrobras
Plans to shore up the oil and gas sector's environmental framework come amid news of a new discovery.
According to newspaper O Globo, the former Brazilian tycoon is looking to develop megaprojects in mining and other areas.
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