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Repsol makes its first gas discovery in the Colombian Caribbean

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Repsol has made a gas discovery in the deep waters of the Colombian Caribbean, 40 km off the Department of la Guajira region coast. The well, named Orca-1, is especially significant as it represents the first hydrocarbon discovery in the deep waters of the Colombian Caribbean Sea.

Repsol currently participates with 30% in the Tayrona discovery consortium, operated by Petrobras with a 40% stake, and Ecopetrol, with the remaining 30%.

Repsol joined the Tayrona consortium in 2010, after making an important gas discovery in the adjacent waters in the Gulf of Venezuela. The Orca-1 well was drilled to a depth of 4240m under 674m of water. The partners will now undertake the expansion phase of technical studies using the results from the well and the seismic information previously acquired in the area to determine the block’s gas potential and economical possibilities.

This is the tenth positive exploratory survey carried out by Repsol in 2014.

Adapted from press release by Joe Green

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