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Óscar González
Vice President for Latin America
NDT Global
"For the past five or six years, PEMEX has not considered pipelines a high priority; announcements like the National Infrastructure Plan give me…
Óscar González
Insight
Óscar González
CEO
NDT Global
NDT Global on how Mexico can best tackle maintenance problems on its sizable legacy pipeline network.
Balancing Local Talent With Experitse From Abroad
Analysis
Unlocking an entire industry requires highly-technical, specialized experts at each link of the value chain
The Mexican energy market needs to be prepared for the challenges of transporting the amount of natural gas molecules
Analysis
With an increase in energy demand, Mexico needs to build new pipelines and revamp old ones to support and cope with the imports of natural gas
Manolo Espinoza
Roundtable
Manolo Espinoza
Manolo Espinoza
Mine Director
ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal operates six facilities in three ports in Mexico. With a steel production capacity of more than 6.5 million t/y and employing more than 8,000 individuals, we are the largest employer in Michoacan state and the Lazaro Cardenas municipality. In 2016 ArcelorMittal Mexico produced 3.11 million tons of steel. Mexico has faced significant challenges in sustainable development in recent years, in being a trusted user of air, land and water, finding more ways to use energy efficiently, and ensuring we have the skills to continue to innovate with the next generation. Production from our Volcan mine in Mexico was unfortunately suspended in October 2015 because of the low iron ore price environment. But we expect shipments to increase in 2017 as we have now restarted production, which increases our capacity by 2 million tons.

In 2016, Mexico ranked 10th on the list of copper producers, fifth for zinc, sixth for lead and 13th for steel.
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Insight
Oscar González
Board Member
AMEDIRH
“On the one hand we are firing people and on the other we need to figure out how to train new people for new contracts.”
Richard Kirwan
Roundtable
Richard Kirwan
Business Manager USA and Latin America
Brunel

Concerns have been raised regarding a lack of vocational training in degree programs in Mexico. Graduates in relevant degrees such as geology or engineering tend to lack practical experience in their field. Companies entering the market will need to create schemes to help these graduates ease into the real aspects of the working environment, or take a chance on candidates with no work experience. Mexico has a good university system but it could perhaps interact more with the private sector for training purposes and to increase the employability of their graduates. Mexico needs to invest more in its education system to ensure the country is equipped with the correct talent to the the oil and gas industry’s future needs.

Mexico Oil & Gas Review asked a range of industry players their view on Mexico’s oil and gas talent gap
Óscar González
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Óscar González
President
ARHIP
ARHIP is a human resources professional association. Formed by field leaders,
Oscar González
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Oscar González
President & CEO
Americas Mining Corporation
As a group, we have made some structural changes to adapt to the changing economic climate.
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