El Dificil is a producing conventional gas field located onshore Colombia and is operated by Petroleos Sudamericanos Energy. The field is located in block El Dificil.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Frontera Energy.

Production from El Dificil

The El Dificil conventional gas field recovered 58.24% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2017. The peak production was approximately 0.22 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 17 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2039.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 3.87 Mmboe, comprised of 0.06 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 22.83 bcf of natural gas reserves.

About Petroleos Sudamericanos Energy

Petroleos Sudamericanos Energy (Petroleos Sudamericanos) is an energy company that develops exploration activities of gas and oil production in Argentina and Colombia. The company holds interest in the Centro Este and Loma Montosa Oeste fields in Argentina. It also holds interest in Guarimena Block, El Dificil Block, and Enterrios Block in Colombia. Petroleos Sudamericanos’ Loma Montosa Oeste Area is located on the border between the provinces of Rio Negro and Neuquen covering an area of approximately 217 sq km. The company’s Centro Este Area is located in the territory of the Provence of Rio Negro covering an area of 347 sq km. It operates in Buenos Aires and Bogota. Petroleos Sudamericanos is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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