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- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
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- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Ecopetrol S.A. (Ecopetrol) is an integrated oil and gas company. It engages in exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas. The company owns and operates refineries that produce a wide range of refined products, such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, and petrochemicals, including paraffin waxes, lube base oils, aromatics, and asphalts, among others. Besides, it operates a wide transportation network and multi-purpose pipelines for transportation of refined products from refinery to wholesale distribution points.

Ecopetrol S.A. Key Recent Developments

May 22, 2014: Ecopetrol to supply crude for new 40,000bpd refinery in Colombia
May 21, 2014: Ecopetrol launches tender to purchase three ULSD cargoes
May 05, 2014: Ecopetrol to repair Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline
Apr 30, 2014: Ecopetrol Announces Its Results for the First Quarter of 2014
Apr 23, 2014: Pacific Rubiales provides update on STAR Technology discussions with Ecopetrol

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Table Of Contents

Ecopetrol S.A. (ECOPETROL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents

Section 1 - About the Company 6
Ecopetrol S.A. - Key Facts 6
Ecopetrol S.A. - Key Employees 7
Ecopetrol S.A. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Ecopetrol S.A. - Major Products and Services 9
Ecopetrol S.A. - Key Operational Summary 10
Ecopetrol S.A. - History 11
Ecopetrol S.A. - Company Statement 16
Ecopetrol S.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 - Company Analysis 20
Ecopetrol S.A. - Business Description 20
Business Description - Exploration and Production 20
Exploration and Production - Overview 20
Exploration and Production - Production 21
Exploration and Production - Financials 21
Business Description - Refining and Petrochemical 21
Refining and Petrochemical - Overview 21
Refining and Petrochemical - Production 21
Refining and Petrochemical - Financials 22
Business Description - Transportation and Logistics 22
Transportation and Logistics - Overview 22
Transportation and Logistics - Financials 22
Ecopetrol S.A. - Corporate Strategy 23
Ecopetrol S.A. - SWOT Analysis 24
SWOT Analysis - Overview 24
Ecopetrol S.A. - Strengths 24
Strength - Strong Reserve Replacement Ratio 24
Strength - Vertically Integrated Business Operations 24
Strength - Improved Liquidity Position 24
Ecopetrol S.A. - Weaknesses 25
Weakness - Declining Refinery Utilization Rate 25
Ecopetrol S.A. - Opportunities 25
Opportunity - SCA Refining Industry 25
Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Petroleum Products 25
Opportunity - Transportation Facility Expansion Initiatives 25
Ecopetrol S.A. - Threats 26
Threat - Technical and Environmental Concerns 26
Threat - Volatility in Oil and Natural Gas Prices 26
Threat - Exploration Production and Development Risks 26
Ecopetrol S.A. - Key Competitors 27
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29
Performance Chart 31
Financial Performance 31
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33
Section 4 - Company's Oil and Gas, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 34
Ecopetrol S.A., Oil and Gas, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 34
Ecopetrol S.A., Oil and Gas, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 35
Ecopetrol S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 36
Ecopetrol S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 37
Ecopetrol S.A., Power, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 38
Ecopetrol S.A., Power, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 39
Ecopetrol S.A., Recent Deals Summary 40
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 41
May 22, 2014: Ecopetrol to supply crude for new 40,000bpd refinery in Colombia 41
May 21, 2014: Ecopetrol launches tender to purchase three ULSD cargoes 41
May 05, 2014: Ecopetrol to repair Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline 41
Apr 30, 2014: Ecopetrol Announces Its Results for the First Quarter of 2014 41
Apr 23, 2014: Pacific Rubiales provides update on STAR Technology discussions with Ecopetrol 42
Apr 17, 2014: Ecopetrol issues tender to buy three new cargoes 42
Apr 16, 2014: Ecopetrol Reports on the Authorization Received to Manage Bond Emissions in the International Market 43
Apr 03, 2014: Ecopetrol to resume Cartagena refinery in first half of 2015 43
Mar 31, 2014: Ecopetrol Makes Oil Discovery at the Well Tibirita-1A 43
Mar 28, 2014: Ecopetrol continues to grow in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico 44
Section 6 - Appendix 45
Methodology 45
Ratio Definitions 45
About GlobalData 49
Contact Us 49
Disclaimer 49


List of Tables

Ecopetrol S.A., Key Facts 6
Ecopetrol S.A., Key Employees 7
Ecopetrol S.A., Key Employee Biographies 8
Ecopetrol S.A., Major Products and Services 9
Ecopetrol S.A., Key Operational Summary, 2011 10
Ecopetrol S.A., History 11
Ecopetrol S.A., Other Locations 18
Ecopetrol S.A., Subsidiaries 18
Ecopetrol S.A., Key Competitors 27
Ecopetrol S.A., Ratios based on current share price 28
Ecopetrol S.A., Annual Ratios 29
Ecopetrol S.A., Interim Ratios 32
Ecopetrol S.A., Oil and Gas, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 34
Ecopetrol S.A., Oil and Gas, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 35
Ecopetrol S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 36
Ecopetrol S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 37
Ecopetrol S.A., Power, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 38
Ecopetrol S.A., Power, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 39
Ecopetrol S.A., Recent Deals Summary 40
Currency Codes 45
Units 45
Capital Market Ratios 45
Equity Ratios 46
Profitability Ratios 46
Cost Ratios 47
Liquidity Ratios 47
Leverage Ratios 48
Efficiency Ratios 48


List of Figures

Ecopetrol S.A., Performance Chart (2009 - 2013) 31
Ecopetrol S.A., Ratio Charts 33
Ecopetrol S.A., Oil and Gas, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 34
Ecopetrol S.A., Oil and Gas, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 35
Ecopetrol S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 36
Ecopetrol S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 37
Ecopetrol S.A., Power, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 38
Ecopetrol S.A., Power, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 39

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