Penspen plans to open a new office in Mexico City to expand on its existing bases in Ciudad de Carmen and Comalcalco.
The new office will be Penspen’s third location in Mexico. It will enable Penspen to step up its activities in pipeline maintenance, performance improvement of existing oil and gas infrastructure, and training. It will also conduct techno-economic studies to support investment decisions regarding new pipelines and facilities.
The office will be headed up by Mauricio Moreno Ramirez and will provide a high-calibre centre of technical excellence to support Penspen’s further expansion across Latin America.
The growth of Mexico’s shale gas sector, combined with the fact that many of its oil and gas facilities are coming towards the end of their productive life, make this a key market for Penspen, which has provided infrastructure-related consultancy services to the oil and gas industry for almost 60 years.
Penspen Director of Integrity Services Nigel Curson said “Penspen has had a strong presence in Mexico for over 15 years, with our Mexican operations playing a key role in us obtaining The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2010.
“With its estimated 681 Tcf of shale gas reserves, Mexico represents a wealth of opportunities for companies like Penspen which have a strong track record in oil and gas engineering, project management and integrity services.
“We look forward to further developing our relations with our clients in Mexico, as well as expanding our consultancy services to cover the full range of engineering, policy development, improvement of existing infrastructure, training and knowledge transfer.”