United Safety participated in the Brazil Oil & Gas Summit in Rio de Janeiro from April 21-23 to explore opportunities and meet future customers in Latin America. The summit was attended by several key players from Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.
Early on, United Safety was chosen to present a case study on the relief well in Libya with an emphasis on emergency response plan. During the presentation, United Safety emphasized that the practical actions, recommendations and improvements that were put into effect for this project could also be used in similar rigs in Latin America.
United Safety also talked with Mexico’s Gaspar Franco, General Director of Exploitation of the Mexican National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) who presented Mexico’s plan to regulate exploration and exploitation and the control of well integrity issues.
The CNH is establishing a new regulation requiring operators to have a complete risk assessment and integrity review of all their wells this year. To date, there are 12,000 wells in Mexico with 9,000 of them in operation.
United Safety also gave technical presentations to representatives from Petrobras Colombia; Equion Energia; Mansarovar Energy Colombia; Repsol Global; Petrobras Brazil; Repsol Sinopec Brazil; and Petroamazonas.