Press Release

Gas production in Colombia registered an increase of 9.8% during June 2021

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, August 04, 2021

This Minenergia release was published using machine translation.

Minenergy. Bogotá, DC, August 3, 2021. Commercialized gas production in Colombia was 1,065 million cubic feet per day (mcfd) in June 2021, which means an increase of 9.8% compared to May past (970.4 mpcpd). Compared to June 2020 (1,096 mpcpd), production had a 2.7% decrease.

The increase in production during the month of June was due to the start-up of the Aguas Vivas field in Sahagún, Córdoba, and an increase in gas sold mainly in the Cusiana, Cusiana Norte (Tauramena, Casanare), Cupiagua Sur (Aguazul) fields. , Casanare), Pauto Sur (Yopal, Casanare), Cañahuate (Sahagún, Córdoba) and Nelson (Pueblo Nuevo, Córdoba), due to the behavior of gas demand during the month.

During the first semester of 2021, the average production of commercialized gas in Colombia registered an increase of 3.9%, reaching 1,070 million cubic feet per day (mpcpd) compared to the 1,029 mpcpd reported in the same period of 2020.

Regarding oil production, in June 2021 it was 694,151 barrels a day, a 1.3% decrease compared to the data reported last May (703,478 bpd). With respect to the production of June 2020 (729,905 bpd), a 4.9% drop was registered.

The decrease in production occurred mainly in the Rubiales (Puerto Gaitán, Meta), Costayaco (Villagarzón, Putumayo), Moriche, Jazmín, Girasol (Puerto Boyacá, Boyacá), Floreña and Pauto Sur (Yopal, Casanare) fields, due to mechanical failures in the wells and the various blockages that occurred in the country and that impeded the proper functioning of the production facilities.

In the first half of 2021, the average oil production reached 729,952 barrels per day, which shows a reduction of 10.2% compared to the same period in 2020, when there was a production of 812,927 barrels per day.

Finally, during June 2021, the drilling of 3 exploratory wells and 31 development wells began in Colombia, for a total of 15 exploratory wells and 179 development wells so far this year. In addition, 192.5 kilometers of equivalent 2D seismic were acquired during this month, for a total of 784 kilometers in the year.

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