GeoPark, which operates the Llanos 34 block with 45% stake, drilled the well to a total depth of 3,403 and conducted test with an electrical submersible pump in the Guadalupe formation, at about 3,185m.

The test resulted in a production rate of around 1,469 barrels of oil per day (bopd) of 15.1 degree API through a choke of 10.7 millimetres and well head pressure of 350 pounds per square inch.

GeoPark noted that electric logging indicated the shallower Mirador formation to be a prospective oil reservoir for potential future development.

Llanos 34 block total current production is around 10,945 bopd gross (4,925 bopd net) without including the new production from well Tigana 1.

GeoPark CEO James Park said, "Our congratulations to GeoPark’s team in Colombia which, since acquiring the Llanos 34 Block with no production last year, has rapidly built an important crude oil production base by discovering and developing four new oil fields."