Ecopetrol Announces Discovery in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (U.S.)

Ecopetrol Announces Discovery in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (U.S.) 
BOGOTA, Colombia, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: 
EC; TSX: ECP) announces that its U.S. affiliate Ecopetrol America Inc. has 
made significant advancements in the exploration of the Norphlet Play 
throughout its partnership with Shell and Nexen Petroleum Offshore U.S.A Inc. 
Shell, as operator in the partnership, announced that the Rydberg well was 
successful. This well is located 75 miles (120 kilometers) offshore in the 
Mississippi Canyon Block 525 in 7,479 feet (2,280 meters) of water. The well 
was drilled to a total depth of 26,371 feet (8,038 meters) and encountered 
approximately 400 feet (122 meters) of net oil pay. 
This is the first discovery for the partnership of Shell Offshore Inc. 
(operator, 57.2%), Ecopetrol America Inc. (28.5%) and Nexen Petroleum Offshore 
U.S.A. Inc. (14.3%), a wholly-owned affiliate of CNOOC Limited. 
Ecopetrol is Colombia's largest integrated oil & gas company, where it 
accounts for 60% of total production. It is one of the top 50 oil companies in 
the world and the fourth largest oil company in Latin America. The Company is 
also involved in exploration and production activities in Brazil, Peru and the 
United States Gulf Coast, and owns the main refineries in Colombia, most of 
the network of oil and multiple purpose pipelines in the country, 
petrochemical plants, and is entering into the biofuels business. 
This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the prospects of 
the business, estimates for operating and financial results, and those related 
to growth prospects of Ecopetrol. These are merely projections and, as such, 
are based exclusively on the expectations of management concerning the future 
of the business and its continued access to capital to fund the Company's 
business plan. Such forward-looking statements depend, substantially, on 
changes in market conditions, government regulations, competitive pressures, 
the performance of the Colombian economy and the industry, among other 
factors; therefore, they are subject to change without prior notice. 
Contact us for any additional information: 
Investor Relations Alejandro Giraldo Phone: +571-234-5190 Email: 
Media Relations (Colombia) Mauricio Tellez Phone: +571-2345377 Email:

SOURCE  Ecopetrol S.A. 
CO: Ecopetrol S.A.
ST: Colombia
-0- Jul/16/2014 14:11 GMT
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