Horacio Fajer
Insight
Horacio Fajer
General Manager
KDM Fire Systems
The Energy Reform brought relatively rapid changes to the oil and gas industry
Hugo Sánchez
Roundtable
Hugo Sánchez
Oil and Gas Sales Manager
Dorot Mexico

PEMEX needs to begin seeing safety as an investment, because until now they have seen it as an additional cost. Refineries growth in the past 50 years has been impressive, but it is important to consider modernizing their fire safety systems. Robust systems are vital to guarantee safety in any type of accident. The bestcase scenario is that that a big company like Shell or BP comes here to fund the safety systems of these plants. Not meeting safety standards puts PEMEX at risk of several negative circumstances. It risks falling short of insurance company’s minimum requirements in order to maintain their insurance premium. The company could negate the premium rate for not complying with its safety requirements. Additionally, it risks a significant accident occurring

But much still needs to be done. We asked a range of industry players: how can Mexico raise its oil and gas safety standards?
Gas flaring increased more than fourfold from 2013 to 2016, when it reached a daily average of 504.5MMcf/d
Analysis
Oil and gas is perceived as environmentally unfriendly and its harsh conditions mean workers are often placed in risky environments.
Horacio Fájer
View from the Top
Horacio Fájer
Director General
Kidde de México
Everybody is fighting for market share, but I do not see our competitors as a threat in the energy sector.
Horacio Fájer
View from the Top
Horacio Fájer
Director General
Kidde
This is a very risky industry, and I honestly cannot imagine that a company involved in this industry would not take the safety factor seriously.
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