The contract, which is set to last two years, is the first to be agreed since the opening of Penspen’s new Mexico City office this summer.
Under the terms of the agreement, Penspen will:
- Assist in the development of a plan for managing the integrity and reliability of transmission pipelines, gathering pipelines, onshore pipelines, offshore pipelines, storage terminals and maritime terminals
- Provide training related to pipeline integrity/risk assessment
- Review the current Mexican norm: NOM-027-SESH-2010 (Pipeline Integrity Management Plan)
- Input into discussions on ‘best’ risk assessment methods, integrity evaluations, response to evaluations, and evaluation of compliance.
Other organisations signing up to the deal include The National Council of Science and Technology (SENER-CONACYT), Construction Company CPI, The Southwest Research Institute (SWRI), The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and Campeche and Texas Universities.
Penspen Technical Director Phil Hopkins said “PEMEX is a major oil and gas company, and like all majors, they must constantly seek to improve both safety and performance. This project will give PEXEX the procedures, strategies, and know-how to achieve both these goals. Penspen’s UK and Mexican teams are all looking forward to the technical challenges this project brings, and working with such a prestigious group of companies.”