Brazil’s Petrobras has made a natural gas discovery on the Tayrona block offshore Colombia.

The Uchuva-1 prospect was drilled in 830 metres of water by the Transocean semi-submersible rig Development Driller III.

Petrobras did not disclose additional information, just saying the company and project partner Ecopetrol will continue its activities at Tayrona, aiming to assess the size of the new gas accumulation.

“The result achieved increases the prospects for developing a new frontier of exploration and production in Colombia,” said Petrobras.