28 September 2021

ARPEL Attended a Workshop on Subsea Well Control Techniques Organized by AMEXHI

  • ARPEL attended the virtual workshop on “Subsea Well Control Techniques” held on September 22 and 23, hosted by the Mexican Association of Hydrocarbon Companies (AMEXHI).

    The objective of the meeting was to create a forum for industry, government and organizations to share good practices in order to improve their capabilities for spill prevention and subsea response to loss of well control. Experts, industry representatives and government officials shared their knowledge on the subject.

    On the first day, ARPEL’s Executive Secretary and Upstream Director, Miguel Moyano, participated in the Industry and Trade Associations Panel along with Merlin Cochran, General Manager of AMEXHI; Wafik Beydoun, IOGP Director for the Americas; Bryan Allen, API Senior Global Standards Strategy Specialist; Mike DuBose, International Development Vice President, and Gerardo Barrera, Program Manager in the Accreditation Group, both from IADC, and Yannick Autret (Total Energies), IPIECA Vice President for Associations.

    On the second day, Moyano was part of Session 6 on “Consequence Modeling and Spill Preparedness,” in which Deborah French McCay from RPS Group also gave a speech.

    This time, the presentation was about the RETOS Manual and Tool, developed by ARPEL and used all over the world.

    The purpose of RETOS is to help governments and companies assess their level of oil spill response planning and preparedness management in relation to agreed predefined criteria in accordance with international best management practices.

    The Manual and the tool are available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese and can be downloaded at the following link: https://arpel.org/library/publication/341/

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