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First of its Kind PEMEX Contract Opens New Possibilities: DNV GL

By Peter Appleby | Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:32

Norwegian quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL is carrying out a Reference Agreement (ACREF) for PEMEX E&P to provide Services in the Area of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Emergency Response Plans (ERP) for hydrocarbon exploration and extraction, after being awarded the competitive contract in September.

“This specific contract is the first of its kind, so there are high expectations for both the client and ourselves,” DNV GL said in a statement. “The services will be performed in various oil and gas facilities in Mexico and will allow us to participate in other regions while reinforcing our presence in areas where our capacity to carry out services like these are already known.”

DNV GL’s role involves using the company’s extensive industrial and environmental safety experience to offer services in the fields of ARP ARP, ERA, LOPA, SF, PRE, PPA, PCA, technical guidance on SISOPMA by authorized third parties, and the updating of technical documents.

This is the first time PEMEX has employed an ACREF. The NOC has traditionally offered evaluation contracts on a region-by-region basis but DNV GL’s agreement will cover the entirety of the Mexican republic, including PEMEX’s facilities in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Veracruz, Puebla, Tabasco, Campeche, Chiapas, Yucatan, Guerrero, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Sonora, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Durango, Zacatecas and Sinaloa.

The ACREF process first began in December 2018 when PEMEX E&P issued a call for applications for the PHA and ERP contracts. Companies bidding for the contracts were to put forward their best offers on price, quality, financing and opportunity and value generation through the standardization of the service to PEMEX and its subsidiary production companies.

The contract, which runs from Sept. 10, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2021, is a boon for DNV GL, which already has a strong consolidated presence in the Mexican market.

According to DNV GL, a high-level skillset and deep expertise is required due to the technical capacities stipulated in the contract (30 companies participated in the auction and only three of them, including DNV GL, had the necessary technical competence to do the job). Freddy Alberto Hernandez Chan is working as the technical supervisor in charge of monitoring the contract’s deliverables and processing invoicing to PEMEX E&P, while engineer Milagro Trinidad González Santiago is the project manager.         

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Peter Appleby Peter Appleby Journalist and Industry Analyst