Three contractors providing services to Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (GTE) were “illegally detained” in the Putumayo Basin in southern Colombia, the company said today in a statement on PR Newswire.
RCN Radio cited a local government official who said the three workers were kidnapped by guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
Gran Tierra is a Calgary-based oil producer, with operations in Colombia and Argentina. The company has early stage exploration operations in Cauca, according to a presentation on its website.
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