Unconventional Regulations for Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons in Colombia

April 16, 2018 - April 17, 2018

CLDP organized a two-day Regulating the Exploration and Production of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources  Workshop on April 16 and 17 in Bogota, Colombia for approximately 40 officials from key agencies overseeing oil and gas development in Colombia. Five experts from the United States presented on regulations including Directors from the Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, a Member of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board and a retired Engineering Manager at Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The 40 Colombian participants who attended were from: the Ministry of Mining and Energy, the Ministry of Environment, the Environmental Licensing Authority, the Ministry of Energy and Mining and the Colombian Geological Survey, and the regional environmental authorities of Santander and Cesar. This program was the first workshop of CLDP's 2-year technical assistance engagement on unconventional oil and gas development agreed in January (the Unconventional Technical Assistance Engagement), and followed CLDP's consultations in Bogota in March of this year.

Upcoming Programs

October 21, 2018 - October 24, 2018
October 22, 2018 - October 27, 2018

CLDP in Action

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

On September 24-25, in Manama, CLDP led a workshop and focus group on government tendering in cooperation with the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain, Bahrain Businesswomen Society and several government contracting agencies. The workshop focused on Bahrain’s recent reforms to promote set-aside programs for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Such programs aim to set aside a set percentage of public contracts to be awarded exclusively to SMEs. The workshop was the fourth meeting led by CLDP and MOICT, and largely focused on electronic procurement mechanisms and online registry to move forward on the pilot program to promote the use of SMEs in public procurement. In implementing the pilot program, MOICT has considered incorporating many of CLDP’s recommendations, including creating a small business oversight body, online registration system, and online advertising platforms that are similar. While the pilot program is expected to be launched in early 2019 for three government agencies, CLDP expects to continue to provide technical assistance on SME procurement reform to help make small business set-aside programs a reality.

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