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    Frontera restarts operations in Colombia


The Toronto-based company last week shut in some production due to protests.

by: Daniel Graeber

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Frontera restarts operations in Colombia

Canadian energy company Frontera said June 7 it appreciated the federal and local support in restarting its operations at production centres in Colombia.

Protests over a tax proposal from president Ivan Duque have disrupted operations for oil and gas explorers in the Latin American country.

Frontera on June 3 said that ongoing protests in Colombia led to a decision to shut in some of its operations on the ground, idling some 3,600 barrels of oil equivalent per day in production. The company said it now planned to resume operations at its CPE-6 asset in Colombia after road blockades were lifted.

“The company appreciates the support provided by the government and communities to safely resolve the blockades,” it said. “Frontera will continue to work with the communities, the government and other operators in the area to address on-going concerns.”

Toronto-based Frontera Energy made a light oil and gas discovery in Colombia early last year. During a 328-hour test period, the well flowed at an average rate of 2,395 b/day of oil and 10.7mn ft3/day of gas.

Frontera currently has five rigs in service in Colombia.