HOW WE WORK

Expert delegates and executives of the region work in cooperation in the Technical Committees and Working Groups, forming the engine of the Association to carry forward its strategic lines.

  • They develop work processes for continuous improvement based on the exchange of best practices and knowledge in discussion forums.
  • With unfolding innovations, they develop and edit Guides and Manuals that provide a basis for member companies to enrich their business models.
  • They contribute to provide training and the technical support required by member companies in the implementation of best practices.
  • They provide information to conduct benchmarking studies, whose purpose is to measure and compare the improvement in the performance of member companies.
  • The Technical Committees work with the support of the Executive Secretariat of ARPEL.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

Pipelines and Terminals

Created in 2006.

Land and sea pipelines and terminals are often located in isolated or environmentally sensitive areas, or areas located close to communities. Therefore, impacts associated with the risk of failure in the integrity of their infrastructure may be very important.

The purpose of this Committee is to identify and act on issues and challenges related to the transport and distribution of oil and gas, and associated logistics. The focus is on developing best practices in processes and management systems, and training and certification programs that facilitate the continuous improvement in operational performance. The Committee is also working on performance indicators that facilitate regional benchmarking.

  • “Committed to the regional development of the midstream sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, we in ARPEL Pipelines and Terminals Committee have leveraged initiatives that have become projects that will result in benefits for the industry and communities. We are working on best practices for ensuring the integrity of our pipelines and plants, we seek the optimization of operation and maintenance costs, and we share knowledge and good practices as responsible operators.”

    Álvaro Castañeda, Chairperson, ARPEL Pipelines and Terminals Committee

“The main players in the development and management of the pipelines and terminals business in the region come together here, forming a unique group for the exchange and generation of knowledge. We work together with key players, and global and regional leaders in each subject addressed in order to achieve excellence in the results of each project that we undertake."


Irene Alfaro, Downstream Director

Contact:ialfaro@arpel.org.uy