Abraham Zepeda
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Abraham Zepeda
Commercial Director
Grupo Hosto
Abraham Zepeda, Commercial Director of Grupo Hosto, defends the hiring of local companies and talent in the Mexican oil and gas industry.
Alejandro Lupiañez
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Alejandro Lupiañez
Vice President of Mexico
Wood Group
Wood is a global leader in project delivery, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets.
MOGS 2017
News Article
Mexico Oil & Gas Summit 2017: Shaping Mexico’s Fast-Growing Pipeline Network panel hihglights
 Alejandro Lupiáñez
Roundtable
Alejandro Lupiáñez
Vice President of Mexico Operations
Wood Group

Safety is the main advantage offered by automation in any industrial sector. Without automation, operators need to be present for any kind of job, which in the oil and gas field should be avoided as much as possible due to the dangerous nature of the activities and surroundings. For example, pipeline facilities tend to be remote and in dangerous places. Sending a pair of engineers to travel for four or more hours every time maintenance is required involves danger, cost and time and trying to reduce the last two usually translates into an increased safety risk. Revenue-wise, one of the main advantages of automation is its usefulness as a well integrity tool to increase production, mainly in shale wells where production increases can reach 10 percent. These tools can also be used to increase a well’s lifecycle via monitoring and analysis to detect pressure losses.

Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and cloud storage should be more than simply buzzwords for the oil and gas industry.
 Alejandro Lupiañez
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Alejandro Lupiañez
Vice President of Mexico Operations
Wood Group
Wood Group is an international energy services company with around US$5 billion in sales and operating in more than 40 countries.
Vernon Murray
Roundtable
Vernon Murray
General Manager
Emerson North Latin America

Our solution for existing infrastructure is what we call operational certainty. Operational certainty takes advantage of existing infrastructure to upgrade it around its best possibilities. One instrument we are bringing to the table to upgrade and maintain infrastructure is IoT. Emerson’s approach to IoT can be summarized in four steps: data acquisition from either existing or new equipment, use of wireless to transmit the acquired data, processing the acquired data to create preventive diagnostics schedules and procedures and maintaining the infrastructure by implementing preventive diagnostics. Emerson also offers connected services, allowing one less worry by becoming an automation and service partner so the customer does not need to do anything with the information that Emerson’s equipment and software gathers and processes.

In 2014, Mexico had around 5,500 miles of pipelines, in contrast to the 58,000 miles in Texas alone.
MOGS 2016
News Article
Mexico Oil & Gas Summit 2016: R1-L04: Transforming Deepwater Ambitions panel hihglight
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