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LR supports offshore Colombia drilling

Written by  OE Staff Thursday, 28 September 2017 02:59

Lloyd’s Register has been tapped for its well management expertise by Ecopetrol Costa Afuera (Ecopetrol Offshore) for offshore exploration drilling operations in Colombia.

Ecopetrol Costa Afuera, part of Colombia's state-owned oil company Ecopetrol has contracted Lloyd’s Register (LR) to provide wells project management services to drill the Molusco-1 exploration well offshore Colombia. Drilling started this month.

The Molusco (Spanish for Mollusk) prospect is inside Block RC-9, operated by Ecopetrol along with partner India's ONGC Videsh.

The project is being delivered over a nine-month period and includes specialist technical and project management expertise covering drilling well management, well engineering, in-country logistics, safety and operations supervision.

LR’s Vice-President of Wells, Matt Rothnie, says: “The Molusco-1 project marks a significant milestone for ECAS (Ecopetrol) as it is the first offshore drilling project the company will deliver as operator." 

Ecopetrol spun off its offshore business into a separate company called Ecopetrol Costa Afuera in January 2016.

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