Ecopetrol S.A. is the largest company in the country and the principal petroleum company in Colombia. Because of its size, Ecopetrol S.A. belongs to a group of the 40 largest petroleum companies in the world and it is one of the four principal petroleum companies in Latin America.
We are the absolute owners or we have the largest share of the transportation and refining infrastructure in the country, we have the most geological knowledge of the different basins, we have a renowned policy of good neighbors among the communities where we perform our exploration and production activities for hydrocarbons, we are well-known for environmental management and also in upstream and downstream, we have established business with the largest and most important petroleum companies in the world.
We have oil producing fields in the central area, south, west and north of Colombia; two refineries, ports for fuel exports and imports on both coasts and the transportation network of 8124 km of pipelines and polyducts throughout the Colombian territory, which in turn communicate production systems with the large consumption centers and the maritime terminals.
We have at the disposal of our associates the Colombian Petroleum Institute (ICP), considered to be the most complete research and development scientific laboratory facility in the country, holding more than a hundred years of geological data in the Colombian petroleum history.
Since 1997 we have set a record of obtaining the highest profits of any Colombian company ever. In 2003 we became a publicly held company and set out for a transformation that would guarantee better financial and competitive autonomy within the new organization of the Colombian hydrocarbon sector, with the possibility of establishing commercial alliances outside the country.
In order to guarantee the transparency of our operations and the flow and integrity of our information, we have adopted a Governance Code.
Thanks to our strengths and competencies, Ecopetrol S.A. is the leading company in Colombia and the optimum partner for hydrocarbon exploration and production.