The PECOM “Exposición y Conferencia del Petroleo de México” 2013, was inaugurated on April 9th at around 7:30 PM. The inauguration ceremony was followed by the ribbon cutting and VIP tour of the stands -with the presence of Arturo Núñez Jiménez, governor of Tabasco- and finally a welcoming cocktail.
The next day, important conferences on the PEMEX reforms were attended by big crowds, David Shields spoke about “debating energy”, Marco Antonio Bernal – President of the Chamber of Deputies Energy Commision – and Rogelio Lopez Velarde spoke about the legal frameworks around the upcoming reforms. Oscar Roldan – General Operations Director CNH– spoke about the shale gas fiscal system comparison in the US and Mexico, emphasizing the growing energetic dependency in Mexico, and the possibility of either producing or importing gas to meet the demand, taking into consideration that the Mexican fiscal regime is the mildest one, and the Texan one is the strongest.
It the next conference Neil Brown, Claudio Rodriguez Galán and Herick Lopez discussed trading across borders, and API certifications. At the end of the day Jose Luis Fong and Angelica Ruiz Celis spoke respectively about Pemex, and mature fields in Mexico.
The following day Carlos Gonzales Herrera, presented new technologies to measure pipeline welding and fluids by phases. Next Marco Aburto Peréz spoke about deep and ultra-deep water machinery being used for pipeline coating, and how this type of technology can be applied to vertical and horizontal rigs both onshore and offshore. At the end of the day there was a reception to close the event.
With the presence of Pemex, IMP, Petrofac, Comesa, Comex, Grupo Hegemonia, Dagdug y Rangel, Teton Buildings, Adeco, Walworth Worchester, Scaffolds, among many other influential companies, Mexico PECOM had stimulating conferences for the Mexican oil and gas industry and speakers, provided with good business visibility opportunities, and as an exhibitor, a very good place to start new relationships with other companies.