04 February 2020
Past December, the President of Mexico, Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and his cabinet members visited the two BSM managed flotel vessels Reforma Pemex and Cerro de la Pez during a tour to the Xikin oilfield and the Akal-C process complex in the Gulf of Mexico, as part of the supervision and implementation of the Business Plan 2019-2023 of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the Mexican Oil State Company. The strategy of this new plan is to focus in the exploration of oilfields in shallow waters and onshore areas, that is expected to be covered with the establishment of 45 oil wells by 2023, producing 2.6 million barrels of oil per day.
President Obrador was accompanied by the Director of Pemex, Octavio Romero Oropeza, the Secretary of Energy, Rocío Nahle, and the governor of Tabasco, Adán Augusto Lopez.
Both vessels’ Masters, Capt. Flores Ricardez and Capt. Alejandro Moreno, together with their officers and crew spent time with the President´s team, briefed them on safety matters and shared with them their experience serving on board.
“We, as Mexicans, should be proud of the commitment of PEMEX to have a lead role in the oil and gas industry, including excellent equipment, safe procedures and a motivated crew serving on board,” the Secretary of Energy mentioned.