Nexen's Colombia operations
Nexen is one of the first companies to explore for shale gas in Colombia. We commenced a drilling program in 2012 for three shale gas wells on two of our four blocks. The four blocks occupy a total area of approximately 600,000 hectares, or 1.5 million acres. All of the sites are located relatively close to Bogota, Colombia’s capital city and its largest gas market. We believe the proximity to Bogota is an economic advantage and is expected to minimize the amount of new pipelines required if development proceeds.
Nexen brings the operational and technical expertise we have acquired developing Canadian shale gas lands to new our shale gas prospects in Colombia. We’ve learned to develop this unconventional natural gas safely, reliably and in an environmentally responsible manner.