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Fundamental factors to strengthen Pemex

The Government of Mexico has repeatedly mentioned that one of its main goals in the National Hydrocarbons Plan is the production of 2.6 million barrels of crude oil per day at the end of 2024.

The production profile brings components such as the base production already in place of oil fields operating in the country, the plan proposes operations of drilling and development of more than 20 new fields of which PEMEX has already been hiring and asking for authorizations for the development, contains projects related to secondary and improved recovery of the deposits that already exist and production that is associating future discoveries.

PEMEX has 22 fields for new development, of which 18 are in shallow waters.

Thanks to the investment that is planned for drilling and infrastructure, there is the possibility that in these 18 fields we might find more extension and thickness in their deposits to be found, since this has happened before.

The energy policy is being modified by the nature of the political change in the Country, the strengthening of PEMEX could be increased with support of the process of migration of Oil Assignments (Farmouts).

Fracking is a technique that is required to obtain physical resources, in the United States the increase in production is known derived from the use of this technique. Thanks to it, a high production of liquids and gas is obtained which are offered at a low price to countries like Mexico. Fracking in Mexico is a prospective resource since, whether or not it can be used as a production technique depends of a previous exploration in order to know if it can be extracted profitably since the operation in Mexico might be more expensive.

Using all the tools provided by the current legal framework in Mexico regarding energy is essential for PEMEX to increase its technical execution and financial capacity in such a way that it shares the risk.

Successful decisions will give more opportunities for the development not only of the sector, but also of the human component that makes it possible, such as engineers, people who have service companies, investors, among others.

If you want to know more information about experts from the Energy Sector in Mexico, click on the video to see the interview of Gaspar Franco Former Commissioner of the CNH and Graciela Álvarez Hoth, General Director of NRGI Broker.

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Offshore Project Development: The Road to First Oil

As new offshore operators continue to settle into their awarded blocks and develop them into a stable production phase as quickly as possible, new models of collaboration between the public and private sectors must arise in view of the new administration’s focus on PEMEX, panelists at the Mexico Oil & Gas Summit 2019, said on Wednesday July 17 in Mexico City.

Private operators and service providers are ready to comply with government plans: Graciela Alvarez Hoth, panel moderator

According to Graciela Álvarez Hoth, CEO of NRGI Broker, both private operators and Mexican service providers are ready to collaborate with the government’s plans to strengthen the NOC while also building upon the many successes achieved in a short period of time within the fields awarded through the bidding rounds. “The number of new discoveries highlights the need for exploration activities to capitalize on the available opportunities in the country,” she said.

Álvarez Hoth made her remarks on the first day of the two-day summit held at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel as part of her introductory remarks to the panel she moderated, entitled “Offshore Project Development: The Road to First Oil.”

Four panelists from key public and private institutions provided a crucial mix of perspectives on Mexico’s offshore development, particularly in terms of achieving production in new shallow water fields.

“Talos Energy wants to have a positive impact in Mexico. The president has set his production goal and our goal is to do our part to help. ”

Francisco Noyola, Country Manager of Mexico for Talos Energy, was the first to provide the necessary background with a chronology of Talos’ success with its Zama discoveries, of which the latest appraisal well, Zama-3, was completed this past June.

He highlighted the historical breakthroughs made by Talos in the Mexican context, which have included the most core samples extracted (over 440m) and the first block unification agreement with PEMEX in Mexico’s history.

The historical dimension of these milestones promoted a transparent relationship with regulators and authorities that he believes plays a key role in their current and future success. “Talos wants to have a positive impact in Mexico. The president has set his production goal and we aim to do our part to help,” Noyola said.

“The success of MARINSA as a driller is to be committed to the objective of increasing production to contribute significantly to what Pemex and the Government of Mexico have established”

The panel then progressed toward the perspective of another private player whose successes have also been quite public as of late: Marinsa, represented by Chief Strategy Officer Sergio Suarez. After detailing the ways in which the crisis period during 2016 and 2017 prepared them for the road ahead, Suárez said that “The development of Marinsa has been the strengthened result of a set of readjustments to meet the needs of the national market and hill mentioning that Mexico has “qualified, strong Mexican suppliers and “under the conditions established by the current administration, being a national player gives us a competitive advantage. However, we also have strong alliances with international companies. ”

The CNH has had to experience “logarithmic learning” in order to perform its functions as a regulator, now it could reach response times for approvals as low as 34 days on average

Fausto Álvarez Hernández, Head of the Exploration and Production Compliance Unit at CNH, provided a direct public sector assessment of the success factors for offshore projects looking for a quick launch procedure.

He noted that CNH has had to experience “logarithmic learning” in order to perform its duties as a regulator as effectively as possible. He also praised the efficient path forward forged by ENI, Hokchi and Fieldwood toward first oil and eventual full production, which might total up to 220Mb/d from all three. “Optimization has been a key priority for CNH, particularly in approvals, as well as simplification in the documentation needed to present a project,” he said.

He also made a point of specifying that CNH now could reach turnaround times for approvals as low as 34 days on average, which he considers an extremely important component of fast offshore development.

Transparency and a long-term vision are key to sustainable social development projects. Enviromental Resources Management (ERM)

The fourth and final participant in the panel was Alberto Sambartolomé, Senior Partner at ERM, which has participated significantly in the sustainability assessments of many of Mexico’s offshore production projects. He  highlighted the chief importance of efficiently introducing new operators to the legal and social expectations of the Mexican environment.

This not only leads to reduced downtime for drilling and development through quick regulatory compliance, but it also ensures the longevity of production once first oil is reached.

Projects that engage with regulators and communities early and promptly can look forward to productivity uninterrupted by protests or shutdowns, he said. “Transparency and a long-term vision are key for sustainable social development projects.”

Our country has a historic opportunity to demonstrate the competitiveness of the sector and recover its place in the world as an oil country without losing its vision of social development and environmental responsibility, thus concluded Graciela Alvarez Hoth this applauded panel.

Unfinished business: Putting the final touches on the USMCA

The Hill /  David L. Goldwyn / October 29


The proposed US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) makes important, but incomplete, progress in securing an integrated North American energy market.

In terms of progress, the agreement preserves zero tariffs for trade in oil, gas and petroleum products across North America. It effectively locks in Mexico’s historic energy reforms by ensuring that Mexico cannot reinstate restrictions on US investment in the oil and gas sector. A “ratchet” clause ensures that if Mexico decides to further liberalize the sector, then that higher floor becomes the new USMCA commitment.

While Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms are weaker, they remain in force for certain “covered sectors,” including oil and gas investments in Mexico and power generation and pipeline investments where the investor has a contract with the government.

These are all positive steps for North American energy security. Mexico and Canada provide the United States with the heavy grades of oil not produced domestically, helping US refineries produce gasoline at the lowest possible cost. Thanks to this relationship,  the United States is an efficient net exporter of petroleum products.

However, while this progress is laudable, it remains incomplete.

In the rush to conclude the agreement, effective protection for power generation investments like new wind and solar plants, refining and natural gas infrastructure, and power transmission lines were left out, perhaps inadvertently. Contracts for these investments are with state owned enterprises (SOEs) like Mexico’s CFE and PEMEX, which do not now fall within the definition of “federal government” because they are not disposing of assets but signing a contract for service. These essential investments, in the gas and refined product infrastructure which carry US products to and through Mexico, transmission lines which carry US electricity south, and investments in power generation are not permitted to bring ISDS claims to enforce their rights.

This is an oversight, and a protection these investments should enjoy. Rather, the proposed agreement creates an uneven playing field as investors who do have a contract with the Federal government, say for exploration, are entitled to bring an ISDS claim for any of their businesses, while those who do not have such contract do not. The problem can be easily fixed by expanding the definition of federal government to include these wholly owned SOEs.

These (for now) unprotected investments are critical to North American energy security. They secure US exports of electricity and natural gas and assure the continued reliability of the North American electricity system. They are the lifelines which carry US exports to Mexico – currently our number one customer for natural gas and petroleum products.

Protecting investments in Mexico’s electricity sector improves US national security by supporting Mexico’s prosperity through a more resilient power system.

Finally, if US power sector investments in Mexico are not protected and thus potentially hindered or lost, China is certain to fill the gap.

Chinese investment in all forms of power generation, transmission, and distribution is rapidly accelerating throughout Latin America. According to a recent Atlantic Council report, cumulative flows of Chinese foreign direct investment in Latin America have reached $110 billion, with $25 billion in oil and gas investment, and $13 billion in electricity, utilities and alternative energy. China’s State Grid has invested $7 billion in Brazil, through a combination of greenfield investments and acquisitions.

If the Mexican government is willing to offer these investments protections (and they are), and create a level playing field for American companies investing in our closest neighbor, the US should not object.

Fortunately, there is still time to correct the definition of eligible claimants as both sides ready the agreement for ratification.  With these modest steps, the United States, Mexico and Canada can improve the resilience of North America’s energy system, and the US can simultaneously advance its economic and national security interests.

David L. Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, an international energy advisory consultancy and serves as chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Energy Advisory Group. He served as the U.S. State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011; he previously served as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs and as national security deputy to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson. He is a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.


The Hill /  David L. Goldwyn / October 29


Feature: Mexico’s oil industry cautiously optimistic of future energy policy

S&P Global / Daniel Rodriguez / Edited by Pankti Mehta / October 1


Mexico City — Oil and gas executives attending last week’s Mexican Petroleum Congress (CMP) in Acapulco told S&P Global Platts that they were cautiously optimistic about the future of the country’s energy reform, pointing to higher oil prices and some clarification of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s policies.

The conference took place as Lopez Obrador held a closed-door meeting with the country’s association of hydrocarbon producers, AMEXHI, on Thursday in Mexico City.

The incoming administration gave a firm message: Mexico will continue the energy reform and private upstream investment as long as they can deliver results by boosting output.

The meeting cleared some uncertainties that had built up since Lopez Obrador’s electoral victory in July. Obrador has been historically opposed to private investment in Mexico’s energy sector.


According to a video of the meeting obtained by Platts, Lopez Obrador told operators that the future of the reform rested on their shoulders.

“We want to give you the opportunity to invest and work on this reform,” Lopez Obrador said. However, companies must invest and boost output to prove the success of the country’s new energy model.

The president-elect said his goal is that private operators produce 280,000 b/d of crude oil and 305 MMcf/d of the natural gas by the end of his term in 2024. “That would be the ideal. We aren’t asking for more and we are happy with that level,” he said.

This is a very conservative projection compared to the 430,000 b/d estimate shared by outgoing Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell at the inauguration of CMP.

At a webcast press conference Thursday, Mexico’s future energy secretary Rocio Nahle said that auction rounds would be halted. She said the country first needs to evaluate the 110 contracts awarded to date because they have not helped boost domestic production.

“It would be irresponsible to continue auctioning areas without a previous production gain [from awarded areas],” Nahle said.


AMEXHI members are allies of the state and can collaborate with Pemex to “continue strengthening Mexico’s energy security,” Alberto de la Fuente, AMEXHI’s president, said in a statement Thursday.

This message of partnership was also shared by senior executives from BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, DEA Deutsche Erdoel, Equinor, and Shell at the CMP.

“We aren’t here to replace Pemex but to complement it and help to achieve the incoming administration’s goal of boosting oil output,” Steve Pastor, BHP Billiton’s president for petroleum operations, told Platts last week at the CMP.

De la Fuente denied that private operators were uncertain over the review of contracts awarded by the country’s National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH).

In the statement, he said that AMEXHI members left the meeting with the incoming administration with the knowledge that Lopez Obrador will honor their contracts.

However, some industry members expressed their frustration to Platts at the conference about an apparent lack of understanding from the incoming administration on the long-term nature of the upstream industry.


At the meeting with AMEXHI members, Lopez Obrador said his administration would work with regulators to cut the red tape and quicken the development of new projects.

“Some of you have told me permits take too long, and regulators delay your investment plans as well as Pemex’s activities,” Lopez Obrador said. “We are going to solve all bureaucratic roadblocks.”

Juan Carlos Zepeda, CNH’s president commissioner, told reporters Friday there was space to make the regulatory process leaner and more efficient while protecting the wellbeing of the country’s fields and hydrocarbon resources.

“We share views with President-elect Lopez Obrador and the industry … we are working toward that path without neglecting our responsibility of protecting Mexico’s reservoirs,” Zepeda said.

Right now, Mexico is more efficient than the US when it comes to the development of wells as CNH only requires notice from the operators instead of regulatory approvals, Zepeda said.

Also, CNH is working on a new process to expedite the approval of exploratory and development programs, which is currently under public consultation, he added.

A major regulatory roadblock for Mexico’s upstream sector has been Pemex’s framework to farmout projects via CNH auctions, Pemex senior officials said at CMP.

Zepeda said he supports the idea of Pemex being able to choose its own farm out partners. However, the company should maintain transparency levels upheld by CNH.


S&P Global / Daniel Rodriguez / Edited by Pankti Mehta / October 1



Las garantías financieras son instrumentos a través de los cuales los titulares de los contratos firmados con la Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH), garantizan el cumplimiento de las obligaciones asumidas. Entre éstas se encuentran los seguros.

Su principal característica es la de fungir como un respaldo económico ante diversas contingencias, ya sea que recaigan en el mismo asegurado o un tercero afectado, como consecuencia de una acción u omisión del asegurado

Existen ciertas actividades en las que existe una mayor exposición al riesgo y con ello una mayor probabilidad de causar daños a terceros y en estos casos, las autoridades en aras de promover el bienestar general, incluyeron en las regulaciones los  seguros para que los responsables cuenten con los recursos necesarios para reparar los daños o perjuicios ocasionados.

Es el caso de los seguros para el sector hidrocarburos que fueron regulados por la Agencia de Seguridad, Energía y Ambiente (ASEA) a partir de la Reforma Energética.

El artículo 6, fracción I, inciso c, de la Ley de la ASEA, establece la facultad de dicha Agencia, para: “Regular el requerimiento de garantías o cualquier otro instrumento financiero necesario para que los Regulados cuenten con coberturas financieras contingentes frente a daños o perjuicios que se pudieran generar…”

Los seguros que se requieren en el sector energético son complejos, pues generalmente a través de ellos, se amparan los riesgos de las  operaciones de exploración y extracción de hidrocarburos en aguas profundas; transporte de petróleo por barco; tendido de ductos; construcción y operación de terminales de almacenamiento, etc.

Para asegurar adecuadamente a una empresa es necesario conocer su experiencia, sus características,  sus medidas de seguridad operativa e industrial, sus obligaciones contractuales y lo más importante,  el tipo de riesgos a los que está  expuesta, considerando que:

  • Los hidrocarburos y petrolíferos son actividades peligrosas por sus características de inflamabilidad y explosividad;
  • Se les considera actividades altamente riesgosas;
  • Conllevaninfraestructura de grandes dimensiones y con altos grados de inversión económica;
  • Se pueden encontrar en zonas social y ambientalmente vulnerables y
  • Están expuestas a las acciones u omisiones de contratistas, sub-contratistas y proveedores de servicio.​

NRGI Broker ofrece asesoramiento profesional para la contratación de los programas integrales de seguros, con las coberturas que pueden contratarse en México, pero también cuenta con la capacidad para colocar coberturas en el mercado internacional de reaseguro, cuando se trata de “grandes riesgos”.

En México experimentamos la reconfiguración del sector energético, que dio lugar a una mayor  participación de empresas del sector privado, nacional e internacional, así como  nuevas obligaciones  por lo que las empresas  requieren que sus inversiones estén correctamente respaldadas  y trabajar con proveedores ágiles, con costos y tiempos de respuesta eficientes y para la consecución de ese objetivo, por ello es fundamental la contratación de un corredor de seguros experimentado, especializado y confiable.

En NRGI Broker, contamos con la experiencia y la especialización en seguros para todas las actividades el sector energético que necesitas. Acércate a nosotros, con gusto te atenderemos.


¿Por qué contar con un broker de seguros especializado en energía?

Los seguros son instrumentos financieros de previsión que nos ayudan a reducir la incertidumbre económica sobre acontecimientos súbitos e imprevistos que puedan afectar el patrimonio de las empresas o de las personas. En sentido estricto, se trata de un contrato a través del cual una de las partes (la aseguradora) se compromete, a cambio de una prima, a indemnizar al asegurado en caso de que se lleve a cabo el evento amparado en la póliza.


Los seguros que se requieren en el sector energético son complejos, pues generalmente a través de ellos, se amparan grandes riesgos, como pueden ser operaciones de exploración y extracción de hidrocarburos en aguas profundas; transporte de petróleo por barco; tendido de ductos; construcción y operación de terminales de almacenamiento, etc.


Para asegurar estas actividades, es necesario conocer sus características, así como el tipo de riesgos a los que están expuestos, dado que: 1) son peligrosas por sus características de inflamabilidad y explosividad; 2) se les considera actividades altamente riesgosas; 3) es infraestructura de grandes dimensiones y con altos grados de inversión económica; 4) pueden encontrarse o recorrer zonas social y ambientalmente vulnerables y 5) están expuestas a las acciones u omisiones de contratistas, sub-contratistas y proveedores de servicio.


Derivado de lo anterior, para contar con la asesoría idónea  y contratar los seguros adecuados, es necesario contar con los servicios de un broker especializado en materia de energía.


Este tipo de brokerofrece asesoramiento profesional e imparcial para la contratación de los programas integrales de seguros, con las coberturas que pueden contratarse en México, pero también cuenta con la capacidad para colocar coberturas en el mercado internacional de reaseguro, cuando se trata de “grandes riesgos”.


Además, ofrece una variedad de soluciones innovadoras y puntuales que deben ajustarse a las necesidades particulares de cada negocio, dependiendo del perfil de la organización y de los riesgos a los que ésta se expone diariamente en sus operaciones.


El conocimiento de la industria petrolera y de los mercados de seguro y reaseguro, que este grupo de profesionales posee, les permite implementar y operar las mejores estrategias en la gestión de administración de riesgos, de conformidad con las necesidades de cada cliente para maximizar las oportunidades y limitar los riesgos.


México hace frente a un nuevo panorama con la Reforma Energética, que dará lugar a nuevos esquemas de contratación y participación en el sector de petróleo y energía.


En NRGI Broker, somos expertos en seguros para el sector energético. Acércate a nosotros, con gusto te atenderemos.


US launches five dispute actions in WTO challenging China, EU, Canada, Mexico and Turkey

Merco Press / REUTERS / Yuri Gripas / 17 July


The United States launched five separate World Trade Organization dispute actions on Monday challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey following U.S. duties on steel and aluminum. The retaliatory tariffs on up to a combined US$28.5 billion worth of U.S. exports are illegal under WTO rules, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.

“These tariffs appear to breach each WTO member’s commitments under the WTO Agreement,” he said. “The United States will take all necessary actions to protect our interests, and we urge our trading partners to work constructively with us on the problems created by massive and persistent excess capacity in the steel and aluminum sectors.”

Lighthizer’s office has maintained that the tariffs the United States has imposed on imports of steel and aluminum are acceptable under WTO rules because they were imposed on the grounds of a national security exception.

Mexico said it would defend its retaliatory measures, saying the imposition of U.S. tariffs was “unjustified.”

“The purchases the United States makes of steel and aluminum from Mexico do not represent a threat to the national security,” Mexico’s Economy Ministry said in a statement.

“On the contrary, the solid trade relationship between Mexico and the U.S. has created an integrated regional market where steel and aluminum products contribute to the competitiveness of the region in various strategic sectors, such as automotive, aerospace, electrical and electronic,” the ministry added.

Lighthizer said last month that retaliation had no legal basis because the EU and other trading partners were making false assertions that the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are illegal “safeguard” actions intended to protect U.S. producers.


Merco Press / REUTERS / Yuri Gripas / 17 July


Rangeland Energy Begins Operations at its South Texas Energy Products System (STEPS) Terminal Facility in Corpus Christi, Texas

Oil and Gas 360 / june 5



Rangeland Energy III, LLC (“Rangeland”) today announced that operations commenced at its STEPS terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Monday, June 4. Rangeland also announced that in June the company will begin loading diesel onto railcars for a leading refined products customer. The diesel will be delivered to third-party inland terminals in Mexico via the Kansas City Southern Railway(NYSE: KSU).

“Rangeland is looking forward to facilitating the transportation of diesel to destinations in Mexico for a major industry player,” said Rangeland President and CEO Christopher W. Keene. “This is the first customer to contract with us for services at the STEPS facility. As we continue to build out the STEPS project, we are working with other key marketers, refiners and producers to provide services into and out of STEPS.”


STEPS is an integrated hydrocarbon logistics system that receives and stores refined products, liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and other hydrocarbons at a new terminal hub located in Corpus Christi, Texas, and transports them to terminals primarily located in Mexico. During the initial phase of the project, refined products and LPGs will be received in the Corpus Christi terminal then shipped to third-party inland terminals located in Mexico. In subsequent phases, marine facilities in Corpus Christi and Mexico will be added to the system, along with the infrastructure to accommodate additional commodities including crude oil, condensate and fuel oil. The STEPS project expands upon and leverages Rangeland’s successful track record of developing similar infrastructure in the Bakken Shale and Permian Basin.

The terminal site in Corpus Christi is strategically situated along the Kansas City Southern Railroad mainline within five miles of the Port of Corpus Christi and the Valero, CITGO and Flint Hills refineries. Inbound products initially will be delivered by truck or rail, followed later by pipeline and barge. Refined products and LPGs will move out of the STEPS Corpus Terminal primarily by rail, but the terminal could eventually connect to pipelines and vessels.

About Rangeland Energy

Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, Rangeland Energy was formed in 2009 to focus on developing, acquiring, owning and operating midstream infrastructure for crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids and other petroleum products. The company is focused on emerging hydrocarbon production areas across North America, with a current emphasis on the Gulf Coast and Canada. The Rangeland team represents more than 200 years of combined midstream experience and is backed by an equity commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream. Visit www.rangelandenergy.com for more information.


Oil and Gas 360 / june 5



Contratar un seguro no basta para decir que una empresa está adecuadamente protegida contra los eventuales riesgos que pueda enfrentar; lo anterior, toda vez que un seguro sólo va a cubrir ciertos riesgos y a excluir otros. Por ello, la clave es contar con un programa integral de seguros.

Especificamente en el sector de hidrocarburos y sus derivados, la cadena de valor  es amplia y compleja, abarca distintas actividades: Exploración, Extracción, Refinación y Procesamiento, Transporte, Almacenamiento, Distribución y Expendio al público.

Se trata de actividades que son altamente riesgosas por las características intrínsecas de los hidrocarburos (explosivos  y flamables) las cuales les otorgan el potencial de causar daños y perjuicios. A dichos riesgos, se le suman aquellos que son particulares de cada actividad. Por ejemplo, en las actividades de extracción existe la posibilidad de un descontrol de pozo, lo que puede causar severos daños a personas y medio ambiente; los auto-tanques que transportan gasolina o gas licuado de petróleo pueden ocasionar pérdidas catastróficas en caso de una explosión pues transitan en zonas de alta densidad poblacional; los ductos son sujetos a actos vandálicos para sustraer los hidrocarburos, lo cual puede provocar contaminación a partir de los derrames.

Para evitar este tipo de eventualidades, las empresas generalmente implementan una serie de medidas de seguridad industrial y protección ambiental a través de un proceso de administración de riesgos, sin embargo la posibilidad de que alguna de éstas falle siempre existirá, por eso es sumamente importante contar con los mecanismos de transferencia de riesgos que otorguen respaldo económico en caso de siniestro.

Los seguros son instrumentos de transferencia del riesgo, que están diseñados para cumplir con objetivos específicos. Por ejemplo, un seguro de responsabilidad civil otorga cobertura por los daños y perjuicios que se causen a terceros en sus personas y bienes; un seguro de responsabilidad ambiental sirve para absorber los costos de remediación o compensación por contaminación ambiental; un seguro de control de pozos, como su nombre lo indica, está diseñado para asumir los costos que se deriven de un accidente en un pozo de perforación que provoque su descontrol.

La mejor manera de que las empresas de la industria de hidrocarburos estén debidamente protegidas es a través  de un programa integral de seguros que abarque todas sus áreas de riesgo.

En el contexto actual de la Reforma Energética,en la que participan activamente nuevos operadores que han comprometido su capital, las empresas  deben estar preparadas para actuar en un escenario de riesgo, donde deberán ajustar sus esquemas de aseguramiento a fin de evitar una reducción de la utilidad esperada o incluso un impacto negativo en su patrimonio.

En NRGI Bróker somos expertos  en administración de riesgos y programas integrales de seguros. Acércate a nosotros, con gusto te atenderemos.


La Administración de Riesgos en el Sector Hidrocarburos

Uno de los nuevos órganos reguladores que surgieron con la Reforma Energética fue la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Industrial y Protección del Medio Ambiente del Sector Hidrocarburos (ASEA), con el objetivo de promover la cultura de la previsión entre los regulados, por ello, el 13 de mayo de 2016, se publicaron en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, las Disposiciones Administrativas de carácter general que establecen los lineamientos para la conformación, implementación y autorización del Sistema de Administración de Seguridad Industrial, Seguridad Operativa y Protección Ambiental (SASISOPA).

El SASISOPA es un conjunto de elementos interrelacionados y documentados cuyo propósito es prevenir, controlar y mitigar una instalación o un conjunto de ellas en materia de seguridad industrial, seguridad operativa y protección ambiental.

Su objetivo primordial es mitigar el riesgo inherente a las instalaciones y actividades del sector hidrocarburos, a fin de evitar accidentes y con ello garantizar la seguridad de las personas, los bienes y el medio ambiente.

Tomando en consideración que las empresas no empiezan de cero en la conformación del sistema de administración, se estableció la obligación de elaborar un Documento Puente, en el que conste el estudio de correspondencia de los elementos del sistema de administración de cada empresa con los establecidos en el artículo 13 de la Ley de la ASEA, para estar en posibilidad de conformar, implementar y obtener la autorización del SASISOPA.

Lo anterior, permite retomar las medidas previas y complementarlas con las políticas establecidas por la ASEA, para lograr la uniformidad en el sector.

Uno de los aspectos más importantes para la conformación del SASISOPA es la identificación de peligros y análisis de riesgos, para definir las medidas de prevención, control y mitigación, así como la valuación de incidentes, accidentes y pérdidas esperadas en los distintos escenarios de riesgo, en función de las consecuencias que esos riesgos representan en la población, medio ambiente, instalaciones y edificaciones comprendidas en el perímetro de las instalaciones industriales y en las inmediaciones.

La identificación de riesgos y la valuación de incidentes y accidentes son componentes fundamentales para tomar medidas preventivas y determinar cuáles serán los mecanismos correctivos en caso de que se llegara a materializar el riesgo.

En este punto, la contratación de los seguros es indispensable, pues una vez identificado y valuado el riesgo, se podrán contratar los seguros adecuados y suficientes para transferir el riesgo y con ello evitar que la empresa pueda ver afectadas sus finanzas por la reparación de los daños ocasionados por un siniestro.

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