SGS Conducts Construction Supervision for OXY in Colombia

In August 2013, SGS was awarded a contract to carry out construction supervision services for infrastructure projects by Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) in Colombia.
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Sept. 27, 2013 - PRLog -- In August 2013, SGS was awarded a contract to provide construction supervision services for infrastructure projects needed to exploit the Caño Limón oil field by Occidental de Colombia. Throughout the three-year contract, up to 50 on-site SGS experts will supervise construction and maintenance of mechanical and electrical civil infrastructure while ensuring compliance with technical regulations, customer specifications and HSE requirements.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)
OXY (, the third largest oil producer in Colombia, is an international company specializing in gas and oil exploration and production. An active investor in Colombia for more than four decades, OXY now has operations in the Llanos Norte Basin of Aracua Province close to the northeastern border and the Middle Magdalena Basin located in the Santander Department.

Having chosen SGS commissioning services ( ( for its La Cira Infantas Field in 2010, OXY looked to SGS to supervise construction of the infrastructure projects at the Caño Limón field. Due to first-rate SGS experience and competence in projects of this kind, OXY once again chose SGS to partner in this new project.

SGS Construction Supervision Services for Caño Limón Project
During the project, SGS supervisors and inspectors will provide all the necessary services to ensure OXY partners of the project being completed on time and on budget while meeting all relevant regulations and quality ( standards.

SGS’s team of experts, including project director, Level I, II III and IV non-destructive testing supervisors and an HSE supervisor will conduct comprehensive construction supervision services ( ( on site in Colombia. These comprehensive services include civil, mechanical, electrical and paint inspections as well as NDT (, soil and concrete laboratory and topography services. A design team is also on hand to handle any questions in this area. SGS teams have been provided 15 4x4 supply trucks for use at the Caño Limón field.

SGS professional construction services ( are specifically tailored to safeguard the successful completion of the infrastructure projects at the oil field. Independent, experienced on-site SGS experts are implementing and executing services at Caño Limón effectively and in line with Project Management Institute guidelines to keep the project on schedule, reduce technical risk and prevent construction errors through continuous supervision. Furthermore, SGS personnel are ensuring all work conforms to specified documentation and the construction permit and is in compliance with the relevant building regulations, quality standards and insurance company guidelines. SGS supervisors are appropriately completing and issuing all documents, certificates and declarations.

The SGS team at Caño Limón is working to supervise the impressive OXY staff of specialists with over 40 years experience in the Colombian hydrocarbons sector. SGS is proud to once again assist this prestigious partner to increase oil production for Colombian consumers and ensure safe oil production for all Colombian citizens.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services

Mario Marquez
Products Manager Hydrocarbons
60athStreet, No. 5-51
Bogata, Colombia
t: +57 1 346 1200
f: +57 1 211 7409

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.
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