Colombia: 21 of 22 kidnapped oilfield workers freed

Source: Talisman Energy

Talisman (TSX:TLM) (NYSE:TLM) and Ecopetrol commend the rapid reaction by the Colombian authorities that led to the safe return, in less than 24 hours, of 21 of the 22 SAE workers.

Twenty-two people in Colombia’s Vichada Province were kidnapped by an illegal armed group on March 7, 2011. Those kidnapped are workers of a seismic contractor, South American Exploration, and most are members of the indigenous communities of the area. None of the kidnapped people are employees of Talisman Colombia or Ecopetrol.

Both companies are cooperating with the local community and the Colombian authorities to support the safe release of the remaining SAE employee still being held against his will.

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