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July 18, 1955
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Approved For Release 19/09/24: CIA-RDP83-00423R00200D613A9a SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL SPECIAL CO INFORMATION REPORT material contains Information affecting the NaDefense of of the United ited States within n the National meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U. S. C. PREPARED AND DISSEMINATED BY Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized per- CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY son is prohibited by law. 25X1A2g COUNTRY Colombia REPORT NO SUBJECT p E T l O l he Ye asquez i Field. (L. NO. 4617 ENCLS. f > -, 4 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT # 25X1 C10b 25X1A6a TO 00/C- TE OF INFORMATION (Date or dates, on or between which, nts or conditions described in report existed) Jun 55 and earlier THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION SOURCE 1, The oil field at Velasquez which is owned by the Texas Petroleum 25X1X6 Company of Colombia, a subsidiary of the Texas Company of New York, was producing 18 thousand barrels a day during April 1955. There is a 12-inch pipeline now under construction from this field, When this pipeline is completed, increased production will be considerable. There is a possibility that this increase will reach 30 thousand barrels a day. The oil averages 21 gravity with an asphalt base. The rainy season. slowed pipeline construction; in fact, extra heavy rains completely shut off construction temporar- ily. Plans call for completion this year, and this will be accomplished unless unforeseen difficulties arise. 2. There is a US engineer working in the Velasquez field now /June 19557 where he is deviating wells under lakes and swamps. The main field is 20 kilometers from the Magdalena River and is connected with all- weather roads. The roads present a constant problem of maintenance, however, because. of the torrential rains. With constant maintenance and by keeping them well oiled, they are capable of carrying heavy equipment. The roads are very crooked; they have no bridges, and drainage is taken care of by high filled pipe culverts. T Y P F A T T E I P F T F R D A T E TFR DATE AREA 1 6AUG 19~ tr _r, C~ LIMITED: Dysemfnonlimited fulMl time e~mplyee~s~ CI ErI~if~I}~q~St~t~,crppe3to tlse intelligence components, other offices pro rA ~af~t! eh0 6 il3i hev fit{ e [ sal .1~ ~IJo~1 U m:nated to consultants, external projects or reserve personnel on short term active duty (excepting individuals who are normally full-time employees of CIA, AEC, FBI, State or Defense) unless the written perirission,of the originating office has been obtained through the Assistant Director for Collection and Dissemination, CIA. LIMITED -- ----- ----1