ANH president was due to resign after presenting a reserve report

After the publication of the National Hydrocarbons Agency’s (ANH) long-awaited report on Colombia’s oil and gas reserves in 2022, which showed a decrease in both cases, the version that the exit would take place in a few days is gaining momentum. from the president of the entity, Clara Liliana Guatame.

Andrés Camacho, adviser to the Minister of Mines and Energy, Irene Vélez, is about to succeed Guatame, who was asked to resign.

Everything indicates that the report, which showed that the proven oil reserves went from 7.6 years to 7.5 years in 2022 and the gas reserves from 8 years to 7.2 years, was not well received by the national government.

For example, a new reserve report will be announced in six months’ time, which will include an evaluation of the contingent resources.

Finance Minister Ricardo Bonilla said that a decision on the signing of new exploration and production contracts would be made on the basis of this new report.

Clara Liliana Guatame has been in office for approximately six months since taking office last December. In addition, it is the first time that a woman is in charge of this entity that is linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

She is a geologist from the National University of Colombia, with a Master of Science from the same university and has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sector, and extensive experience in the hydrocarbon sector with management positions at the ANH where she was acting vice- president of technical and manager of technical information.

Source: El heraldo