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SGS Provides Risk Analysis for Pemex at Offshore Platforms in Mexico
SGS was awarded a contract to provide risk analysis and reliability study services for the interconnection of emergency systems of satellite and production platforms operated by Pemex Offshore Production and Exploration in Mexico.
Over the years, SGS has been offering various services to the Pemex offshore industry, ranging from detailed risk analysis, technical expertise, as-built studies, project management for investment projects, technical administrative audits to technical assistance during shutdowns, environmental and safety audits, jack-up and structural inspections.
Mexico's state oil company, Pemex, is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation, refining, storage and sale of hydrocarbons and derivatives. Its products include petrochemicals, natural gas, liquid gas, sulphur, gasoline, kerosene and diesel. Pemex operates 344 production fields, 6,382 production wells, 225 off-shore platforms, 6 refineries, 8 petrochemical complexes, 7,896 km of gas pipeline, 4,548 km of oil pipeline, and 19 LPG distribution terminals.
The Offshore Project in Mexico
Representatives of Pemex met with SGS project leaders to discuss an insurance company request that the emergency shutdown (ESD) systems of all wells operated in the RMSO region need to be directly connected to the emergency shutdown valves of the production platforms in accordance with the recommended practice API 14C. SGS was requested by Pemex top management of this region to prepare a detailed risk analysis in order to review the operability and reliability of the proposed interconnection system, comparing it with the existing system.
Throughout the project, SGS will conduct a HazOp study to define any operational risks with the determination of risk scenarios, in which the relevant valves would be or not be activated, and prepare a comprehensive analysis of the consequences of those scenarios using the Phast software. Further reliability studies will be carried out on the interconnected systems using the fault tree analysis methodology. Based upon this analysis, SGS experts will determine whether valves should be connected or not, and if so, operational procedures establishing closure times, activation conditions and other provisions will be developed.
On-site SGS personnel will include 7 experts, experienced in quantitative risk analysis, accident consequence analysis, hazard and operability (HazOp) studies, and functional safety (http://www.sgs.com/
Secondly, identified risks will be classified according to the risk matrix of the Pemex procedure and subsequently-
These important SGS services will reduce risk, improve safety (http://www.sgs.com/
SGS Risk Assessment and Management
Effective risk management is vital during every phase of every project to ensure success. SGS offers a comprehensive range of risk management and assessment services (http://www.sgs.com/
From initial construction (http://www.sgs.com/
SGS is proud to be a part of this prestigious and important project ensuring the safe and reliable operation of these offshore platforms and protecting the environment and the citizens of Mexico.
For further information, please contact:
SGS Industrial Services
SGS de Mexico SA de CV
Paseo de la Reforma 560, Col. Lomas de Chapultepec
CP 11000 Mexico City, Mexico
t: +52 55 5387 2117
f: +52 55 5387 2170
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Page Updated Last on: Sep 12, 2014