Petroleum Company Expands Its GIS Capacity to Improve Operations Management
Redlands, California -- October 17, 2012 -- Ecopetrol S.A., the national oil company in Colombia, acquired an Esri enterprise license agreement (
ELA) to support its extensive operations. The ELA software program simplifies procurement of essential ArcGIS technology supporting Ecopetrol's strategy and growth objectives. Esri is the world leader in GIS.
Among the top oil companies in South America, Ecopetrol uses GIS to manage its extensive exploration, and production activities, and the complex processes associated with their efficient execution.
"The ELA enables Ecopetrol to use the latest GIS technology for maintaining a complete and integrated picture of our operations," said Otto Manjarres, IT coordinator for GIS, Ecopetrol. "This will help our staff to better manage wells, land, pipeline infrastructure, and distribution. Esri's ELA makes it possible for us to optimize the value and benefits of our GIS."
"Ecopetrol looks to the future when planning its business operations," commented Geoff Wade, Esri Petroleum industry manager. "Esri is committed to our relationship with Ecopetrol, and we appreciate the company's foresight in building a GIS infrastructure that will serve its vision for many years to come."
Ecopetrol is the largest company in Colombia and a firm integrated into the petroleum chain, ranked among the 40 largest petroleum companies in the world, and one of the four principal petroleum companies in Latin America. In addition to Colombia, where it generates more than 60% of domestic production, it has a presence in exploration and production activities in Brazil, Peru, and the United States (Gulf of Mexico). Ecopetrol is the owner of the largest refinery in Colombia, the largest part of the network of oil pipelines and multiuse pipelines in the country, and it is significantly increasing its involvement in biofuels.
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