Posts by: Patricio Barrera

Mexico’s natural gas sector is packed with infrastructure challenges, and while the government and its State-owned energy companies have taken aggressive actions to expand the pipeline network, storage remains an obstacle. In the case of LPG, each barrel has to be kept at -40°, resulting in significant expenses. LPG is shipped in oil tankers to […]

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The winning companies from Round One L-03 were recently announced, and it was no surprise to see Grupo Diavaz in the list. The oilfield service company has been acting as an operator since 2003, something Diavaz had to learn on-the-go in order to overcome several obstacles. Luis Vázquez Sentíes, Chairman of the Board at Grupo […]

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The success of activities inside the oil and gas industry hinges on overcoming various challenges, including logistics. In this sense, one of the most difficult tasks corresponds to accommodating staff in different, often remote and difficult places. This is clearly evidenced in the offshore oil platforms, with a plethora of technological challenges presented in building […]

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PEMEX has just declared its intentions to return a number of previously granted operative fields to the Ministry of Energy (SENER), arguing a lack of resources to operate them. This includes 95 fields that were allocated to the NOC without having been requested and an unknown number of fields that were solicited in the Round Zero application. According to […]

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According to the International Labor Organization, a person dies from a work-related accident and 153 people have a work-related accident every 15 seconds. Some jobs seem to be packed with adrenaline due to their dangerous nature. The idea of ‘dangerous’ changes with the times, and while lumberjack remains to be considered a risky profession, parole […]

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Spread across the states of Veracruz, Puebla, and Hidalgo, Chicontepec is Mexico’s largest hydrocarbon reserve to date, with around 17.7 billion boe and 28.4tcf of probable gas reserves. Such was the enthusiasm for its potential that President Vicente Fox once announced that PEMEX would invest US$37.5 billion by 2026, including the drilling of 13,500 wells […]

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