Sieges and demonstrations take place at the entrances to many oil fields in the national territory, on the doorstep of one of themuspension in its operations.
Thus, the emblematic hydrocarbon complexes of the sector such as Rubiales, from Ecopetrol, and Quifa, from Canadian multinational Frontera Energy, on the verge of suspending the process despite the progress of dialogues mediated by the government.
Portafolio has been able to demonstrate that the blockade at the Rubiales field is being carried out by protesters who are demanding the paving of a 140-kilometre road stretching from Puerto Gaitán (Meta) to the oil facilities, while technicians within the company are striving to maintain the operation.
It should be noted that the crude oil produced from this field is discharged by pipelines, which does not affect storage.
For its part, the Quifa field, which is operated by Frontera Energy, is also registering obstructions, but unlike Rubiales, sa I started having storage problems, Where the oil is discharged by tankers, which led to problems with its transportation.
Specifically, a statement from the Canadian multinational announced that the blockade introduced andThe roads of Puerto Gaitán have restricted the passage of tank vehicles which transports ore coming from another block, CPE-6, as well as delivers essential supplies for the operation.
“Bearing in mind that the field has already reached its storage capacity, the company has decided to suspend production of the CPE-6 field, which represents an impact of approximately 3,500 barrels of oil per day.says the statement.
Another oil company that was unable to escape the effects of the blockade and the demonstrations is Hocol, a subsidiary of Ecopetrol That suspended commercial agreements with construction companies in Puerto Gitan.
“Hocol’s exploration and production activities in this municipality have been seriously affected as they impeded the freedom to mobilize personnel and provide essential inputs to the development of the operation.says the note.
Thereafter, Hocol asserts in its statement that “There is a high probability of losing operational control of the field, which means serious risks to people, the environment and the continuation of operations“.