Technical Information Center – CIT
These are information units specialized in the hydrocarbonarea. Their objective is to support with technical-scientific information the processes of research, development, management of knowledge, innovation and transference of strategic technologies to the diverse businesses. At present, Ecopetrol has five units located in Bogotá, Barrancabermeja, Coveñas, Cúcuta and Piedecuesta (ICP).
They possess a big collection of publications focused on the industry of Oil & Gas, which consists of 25,000 books, 170 titles of serial publications in its periodicals library, 1.175 titles in audiovisuals and the access to databases as: ACS -American Chemical Society, British Library, Encompass, Multilegis-LEGIS, Business News
Americas, HIS Industrial Technical Standards, Science Direct, EncompassLit, Petroleum Abstracts, Scopus,
Geosciences, Georef, OnePetro, ProQuest, Ellis & Messina, Acipet, Dataquim, Thomson Innovations, Energy Track and Know Network.
The CIT located at ICP keeps the institutional technical memory, with more than 20.000 pieces, including technological products, patent records and project reports. In the year 2010 it received the certification of Management System of Information Security under Regulation NTC/ISO 27001:2005, thus becoming Ecopetrol’s first Technical Information Center, in Colombia and Latin-America, to achieve this goal.
The corporative CIT in Bogotá consolidates the acquired knowledge in the final technical information of the Upstream, Downstream, Midstream and the interdisciplinary areas of Ecopetrol. At present, there are more than 350.000 items of technical information consolidated.
The CITs allow access to the most important databases of the Oil & Gas industry in the world.