Gerson Moacir
Commercial Director
Oxiteno Mexico
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Excellence and Flexibility Among Value Adds

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:18

We provide anti-foamers and emulsifiers to drillers while also offering a line of demulsifier bases, emulsifiers and corrosion inhibitor intermediates to producers. Our portfolio also contains products for completion and stimulation operations, including cleaning agents, formulation stabilizers, flowback aids, non-emulsifiers and mutual solvents.

Q: How does Oxiteno keep up with the industry’s rapidly evolving nature?

A: Oxiteno is committed to operational excellence, flexible production and suitable logistics to meet its clients’ demands. Our plants are aligned with the ever-growing pace of the industry, delivering full products on time, tailored to each specific demand. We manufacture in Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela, and in the US in the near future, meaning products are available across strategic locations in the Americas, which lowers our customers’ costs.

xiteno is continuing to establish itself as a global enterprise. In 2015, the company inaugurated one of the world’s most modern ethoxylation plants in Coatzacoalcos and in 2016 it started construction of an ethoxylation plant in Pasadena, Texas, which will begin operating in the fourth quarter of this year. Oxiteno has also announced a new research and development lab, the result of a partnership between Oxiteno and the University of Southern Mississippi. The new lab will allow us to provide samples and develop products locally, reducing the time required for these activities.

Investments in Mexico and the U.S. position the company as a key player in the NAFTA surfactant segment, reinforcing its already extensive geographic coverage of the Americas. This will allow Oxiteno to become an important player, collaborating and developing solutions jointly with our clients and local research centers.

Q: How does Oxiteno ensure its plants are as environmentally friendly and safe as possible?

A: The company follows an integrated management policy, with senior management defining and establishing key elements for the organization, where health, safety and environmental conservation play a leading role in its activities.

We ensure these issues operationally by complying with the legal framework applicable to Oxiteno Mexico’s activities, as well as adhering to best market practices, ISO 14001 certification on global environmental management standards and adoption of the voluntary Responsive Care program at the international level. Nationally, we have Clean Industry and Industrial Safety certification through the Health and Safety at Work self-management program, in which we always achieve the highest possible rating.

Q: What are the main success factors that define Oxiteno’s alliance with IMP?

A: The demand for new technologies to help overcome the challenges of oil production is even more significant in deepwater and ultra-deepwater. This means our international partners must help us consolidate our knowledge to create precise solutions for our clients. Since 2014, we have been partnering with the Mexican Petroleum Institute, which is a global reference in technology and innovation for the oil and gas segment. The goal of the Oxiteno-IMP partnership is to share technological expertise while focusing on the discovery and improvement of products and solutions for the oil industry.