Ecopetrol reports that Purple Angel-1 well proved gas presence in Colombian Caribbean deep waters, at 4.7km of the discovery announced at Kronos-1 well in July 2015.

Purple Angel-1 well reached a total depth of 4,795 meters, including a 1,835 meter water table, and registered gas pay intervals totaling an estimated 21 to 34 meter thickness (between 70 and 110 feet). 

Both wells confirm the potential of this hydrocarbon province, located in the southern Colombian Caribbean.  Based on the information obtained from the two wells, it is estimated that the Kronos field has a gas column of at least 520 meters.

Ecopetrol holds a 50% share in the Purple Angel block, and on Fuerte Norte and Fuerte Sur blocks. The remaining 50% share is held by Anadarko, the operator Company.

The Bolette Dolphin, a state of the art drillship used in this operation began drilling of Gorgon-1 well last February 25th in Purple Angel block located 27 km Northeast of Purple Angel-1.

The drilling of this well is part of the exploration campaign foreseen by Ecopetrol in 2017, with a 650 million dollars investment, which includes drilling five wells in Colombian Caribbean water.