Canadian junior oil and gas company Suroco Energy Inc. said Saturday production from one of its Colombian oil properties has been temporarily suspended because of demonstrations and road blockages.
The international explorer said it had halted activities in the Suroriente block in the Putumayo Basin of Colombia but is working to restart operations.
“The suspension was initiated due to civil demonstrations and illegal road transport blockages that occurred between Dec. 11 and Dec. 14,” the company said in a release.
“Following the road closures, production activity continued until available storage tanks were filled, at which point a decision was made to suspend production operations until they can safely be resumed.”
Suroco said the road blockages have ended and the drilling operator is working to resume production.
The company said its drilling operations in the adjacent Alea 1848 A block were unaffected by the demonstrations.
Suroco explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas in Colombia.
The company did not say why it faced demonstrations and road blockages at its operations.