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highlights of operations
As one of Colombia’s largest producers of natural gas, Chevron plays an integral role in meeting the
country’s energy needs. Through our partnership with Colombia’s national oil company, Ecopetrol, we
produce enough natural gas to supply approximately one-quarter of the nation’s demand.

Our production activities are focused on two natural gas fields – the offshore Chuchupa Field and
the onshore Ballena Field.

Chevron also is among Colombia’s leading suppliers of fuel and lubricants, through our subsidiary
Chevron Petroleum Company, and we produce lubricants, coolants and greases locally and market
them under the Chevron® brand. We also operate a network of Texaco® service stations and are a
major supplier at the Bogotá and San Andrés airports.

As an active member of the community, we support programs related to economic development,

education and health.

business portfolio

exploration and production

Chevron, in partnership with Ecopetrol, operates the offshore Chuchupa natural gas field in the
Caribbean Sea as well as the onshore Ballena natural gas field in the province of La Guajira, in northern
Colombia. Net daily production in 2017 averaged 96 million cubic feet of natural gas.

The company operates the Chuchupa and Ballena fields and receives 43 percent of the production for
the remaining life of each field.

marketing and retail

Through our subsidiary Chevron Petroleum Company, Chevron operates a nationwide network of
nearly 460 Texaco® service stations. We have a 12 percent market share in automotive fuels, a 24
percent market share in aviation fuel and a 17 percent market share in lubricants. Chevron also has
interests in 10 fuel terminals in Colombia, 4 owned and 6 joint operated.

Under the Texaco name, the company sells a full line of branded products – including Texaco with
Techron® gasoline and Techron D diesel fuel – through stations, sales agents and distributors in
Colombia. Chevron markets lubricants, coolants and greases under Havoline®, Ursa®, Delo®, Techron®
and other brands for consumer, commercial and industrial use.

We are the only fuel distributor in the island territories of San Andrés and Providencia.

Chevron provides enough natural gas for more than 4.5 million Colombian households, making us one
of the country’s largest producers.

in the community
Chevron aims to strengthen local communities through programs that deliver measurable and
sustainable results. We focus on three core areas: economic development, education and health.
Through a diversified portfolio of programs, we strive to help improve the quality of life in the
communities where we operate.

economic development
Chevron partners with local organizations to support initiatives that build capacity and encourage

Weaving prosperity
Chevron promotes entrepreneurship while preserving the cultural heritage of communities. The
Wayúu indigenous community is known for a distinctive weaving technique used to make bags and
other craft products. In workshops we support, participants from 30 communities of La Guajira are
taught production techniques and marketing skills to boost sales, enabling them to increase their
household income. Originally designed for 50 women, the program has grown to 500 women and 100

Tourism promotion
Since 2011, Chevron has sponsored start-up tourism initiatives in La Guajira, supporting more than 90
entrepreneurs with small businesses such as handcrafts, fashion, lodging, food services and tourism.
Thanks to the Tourism Startup Alliance, these companies have created more than 120 direct and 300
indirect job opportunities since 2016.
Catering supplier initiative
We collaborate with our food services contractor Compass Group and the nongovernmental
organization VITAL to help small-scale farmers meet Compass’ high standards. As a result, many of
these farmers now sell their products to Compass, and Chevron employees enjoy locally grown food
served at our facilities. More important, the farmers benefit from the reliable demand and fair pricing
that Compass offers. So far, more than 90 farmers have taken part in the program.

We cultivate programs that foster a brighter future for local communities in Colombia.

From kindergarten to internship

Chevron supports educational initiatives in La Guajira for Wayúu community members who live in
remote areas and lack access to education. These initiatives focus on early childhood and continue
through high school, some offering internships designed to inspire career paths. For example, we
partner with the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare to support programs for nearly 600

Chevron has also worked with partners to build the Laachon Ethnic Education Center, which serves
2,600 children from indigenous communities in rural areas of the Manaure municipality. The center is a
boarding school that educates children from distant homes. We support teacher-training programs
that have helped more than 500 students improve their national test scores. And over the last 10
years, we have provided more than 80 university scholarships to high school graduates in La Guajira.
Currently, 40 students attend universities on scholarships funded by Chevron.

Chevron supports health care programs in the communities where we operate.

Improving health for indigenous populations

In 2014, Chevron and the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s
Hospital partnered to launch a $1.5 million, five-year maternal and child health care program called
SAIL (Salud y Autosuficiencia Indígena en La Guajira). The program provides care for expectant
mothers and young children with the goal of reducing malnutrition and reversing high morbidity and
mortality rates, which in La Guajira are three times higher than the national average. The program also
includes training for local health workers.
In 2015, we collaborated with a broad spectrum of entities to fight hunger. Partners included the
Colombian government and local health institutions as well as local and international academic and
development partners. Thirteen training sessions were held for local health professionals and doctors,
and health assessments were given to people living in 172 communities. More than 700 malnourished
children in the Wayúu indigenous communities of Riohacha and Manaure were identified and treated.
With the support of the Exito Foundation, a major Colombian nongovernmental organization,
emergency food supplies were provided to nearly 500 Wayúu families.

Chevron employees from Bogotá and Riohacha joined efforts in 2016 to fund an emergency nutrition
assistance program for indigenous Wayúu community members facing deficiencies in the northern
Colombian province of La Guajira, near the company’s operations. Some employees donated the
equivalent of one day’s salary. The employees’ efforts raised nearly $20,000, to which Chevron added
$17,000 from its local social investment budget, enough to secure nearly 10 tons of emergency food

Enabling water access

Intense summers and severe water shortages in La Guajira make access to water challenging. In 2005,
Chevron began developing projects to expand access to water sources in remote and isolated Wayúu
communities. To date, the company has installed and is maintaining 11 water wells near our natural gas
production facilities for the benefit of community members living nearby.

Helping families through Operation Smile

Chevron Colombia and Operation Smile Foundation have partnered for 17 years to provide free
surgeries for children in La Guajira suffering with cleft lip and palate conditions. With the aim of
improving their welfare as well as their social and family integration, more than 52 patients have
undergone successful operations each year.

record of achievement
Chevron’s partnership with the Colombian people has deep roots.

The company began exploring for oil in Colombia in the late 1920s and made crude oil and natural gas
discoveries during the 1960s and 1970s. The oil fields were sold during the 1990s. Two additional oil
fields, in the Llanos Basin, were turned over to Ecopetrol in 2000.

Chevron began marketing products in Colombia in the 1930s. Texaco, which later merged with
Chevron, entered the Colombian market in 1958, building service stations, fuel terminals, warehouses
and offices in Colombia’s major cities. In the mid-1960s, the company constructed a lubricant-oil
blending plant and a compounding grease unit in Bogotá.
In 1972, Chevron discovered gas in La Guajira, drilling the first well in 1975. The Ballena onshore field
began gas production in 1977, and the Chuchupa offshore field began production in 1979.

In 1988, Chevron opened a plastic container manufacturing plant in Bogotá.

In 2007, Chevron began offering fuels containing the Techron® additive to Colombian drivers.

In 2016, Chevron launched Techron D, for diesel vehicles.

In 2017, Chevron celebrated 40 years of natural gas production in Colombia.

health, environment and safety

Protecting people and the environment is a top priority. Our Downstream and Upstream operations
have been recognized for our environmental performance.

Chevron sponsors special environmental projects, such as the construction of artificial reefs, near
some of our operations in Colombia.

We were named one of the most socially responsible companies in Colombia at the 2014
Environmental Responsibility Awards, an event sponsored by the Fundación Siembra, and we
received the Gold Medal for Environmental Responsibility in Research and Conservation for promoting
economic and social development of the Wayúu communities near our facilities in La Guajira province.

Between 2012 and 2016, we planted more than 2,000 trees in nature reserves in Colombia.

Chevron has installed solar panels in schools, cultural centers and health centers and has supplied
rechargeable solar lamps to the indigenous Wayúu community.

The British & Colombian Chamber of Commerce has ranked Chevron among the top 30 most
responsible companies in Colombia. The U.N. Development Programme, along with the Colombian
Hydrocarbon Agency, identified Chevron’s social and environmental efforts as being among the seven
best practices implemented in Colombia by an oil company.

Employees and contractors in our Upstream operations have received awards for outstanding safety
performance. In 2010, 2012 and 2014, the private insurance company ARP Bolívar recognized Chevron
for measures we implemented to make our workplace safer.

In 2016, our SAIL health care program received the Colombian National Nutrition Award from the
Exito Foundation.

Natural gas produced by Chevron is a crucial part of the Colombian economy, particularly along the
northern coast, where it is used for power generation, petrochemical production, industry and
residential use.

Most of Colombia’s power is supplied by hydroelectricity, but the gas-powered network is vital for the
country because hydroelectric capacity varies widely as a result of unpredictable rainfall. Natural gas
also is used for industry and is the mainstay of the local petrochemicals industry. Millions of
commercial and residential consumers in Colombia use natural gas in lieu of more costly fuels.

Chevron is a major contributor to the finances of national and local governments through the royalties
and taxes it pays and has long been a leader in introducing leading-edge technology in Colombia.
Chevron drilled Colombia’s first horizontal well and built its first offshore platforms and natural gas

Chevron’s Downstream facilities are among the most modern in Colombia, and the terminals in major
cities offer the latest in high-tech services.

Chevron Colombia
Calle 100, 19A-30
Bogotá, Colombia
Telephone: +57.1.639.4444

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