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Penspen signs $1.2 million 2 year contract with PEMEX

Oil and gas engineering group Penspen has signed a pioneering $1.2 million contract with a range of private and public companies and institutions to develop high level integrity policies and procedures for Mexican state-owned oil and gas company PEMEX.

Under the terms of the agreement, Penspen will:

• Assisting 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.

The project is expected to start this month and has a value of U$ 1.2 million. It is the first of its kind involving over five different technical specialists.

As part of the project, Penspen is working in collaboration with Corrosión y Protección SA. DE CV (CPI) to deliver integrity consultancy and training services to Universidad Autónoma de Campeche. In addition, SENER (National Secretariat of Energy) and CONACYT (National Science and Technology Council) are providing research and development services. Corrosión y Protección SA. DE CV (CPI) is also working together with CONACYT to develop a unified system for the reliability and integrity management of the Pemex logistics process.

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’s Director of Integrity Services, Nigel Curson, said:

“Involving all the key players in the industry, this is a pioneering agreement in that it will serve to develop an integral integrity and reliability management system for PEMEX, allowing it to sustain and prioritise its operation, inspection, industrial safety and maintenance, within a solid institutional framework. Penspen has had a strong relationship with PEMEX for over 15 years and we look forward to working on this exciting project to drive up best practice standards in the oil and gas sector.”

Penspen’s Technical Director, Phil Hopkins, commented:

“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.’