Ecopetrol discovered the presence of oil at its Nueva Esperanza-1 exploratory well in block CPO-9, Meta, Colombia. After being drilled to a total depth of 12,056 ft, an eight-day flow test was conducted using an electrical submersible pump. The result was a stabilized daily 910 B/D of 8 °API crude with less than 2% water cut. Nueva Esperanza-1 is the second oil discovery by Talisman and Ecopetrol in block CPO-9, following the discovery of hydrocarbons in the Akacia structure. Ecopetrol (55%) is operator with partner Talisman Energy (45%).
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