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Exploration in Colombia is heating up with the second recent announcement of a large gas/condensate discovery.
Operator Amoco Colombia Petroleum Co. and partners report their 3 Opon wildcat on the 124,000 acre Opon association contract area flowed at a rate of 45 MMcfd of gas and 2,000 b/d of condensate with 6,000 psi flowing tubing pressure and 9,200 psi bottom hole flowing pressure (OGJ, Sept. 12, Newsletter).
Drilled to 12,710 ft, the strike flowed through a 42/64 in. choke from 1,118 ft of perforations in multiple Eocene La Paz intervals at 10,018-12,238 ft.
News of the Opon strike surfaced 1 week after BP Exploration reported a gas/condensate field discovery straddling the boundary between the …