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Case Studies

Case Studies

Although headquartered in Lafayette, we are truly a worldwide provider offering services for both offshore and land operations. The fact is that there are no limits to where we will go to get the job done. Over the years we have served more than 100 oil and gas companies from the Gulf of Mexico to remote locations in Africa, Kazakhstan, Trinidad, Alaska, China and South America, just to name a few. Explore the map below to find case studies of jobs around the world that PCI has been apart of.
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  • Mexico 2018 | Synchronizing Operations with New Ways of Doing Business
    As a worldwide provider of services for both offshore and land operations, Petroleum Co-Ordinators Inc. (PCI) and its affiliates have been conquering new horizons in remote locations for close to 40 years.

    MEETING MEXICO’S CHALLENGES
    The dynamics of exploration and production are providing new challenges since the deregulation of Mexico’s energy sector. To expand its energy assets, Mexico has extended invitations to foreign investors, while lifting its strict state controls. On the other hand, the Mexican government has activated complex energy regulations that make compliance for foreign production companies increasingly difficult.
    Many of PCI’s clients are finding Mexican oil and gas opportunities to be financially attractive, despite their inherent challenges, and are gearing up to invest in exploration and production in this part of the world. To invest successfully, they require the on-the-ground experience and knowledgeable services of a company that has proven its abilities to operate in new and challenging circumstances. As a result of its many years of remote location operations on frontier horizons, PCI can provide staff members and management who are well-versed in adapting to unfamiliar locations and cultures. These PCI teams have the prerequisite skills to minimize local obstacles of all sorts.
    Shore-Based & Offshore Expertise. In effect, PCI has been delivering the total management of shore-based logistics and offshore rig facilities, computer reporting, health, safety, and environmental best practices and compliance for close to half a century. Additionally, PCI has assumed responsibility for complex logistical planning for the transportation of materials and personnel in Mexico’s new evolving oilfield business environment. PCI also has demonstrated its ability to execute operations utilizing technical services via expatriates along with Mexican nationals.
    SPECIFIC CHALLENGES
    PCI already has been engaged by oil & gas companies with drilling operations in Mexico. While working on site, the company has served as the client’s support team and liaison for offshore operations, onshore logistics, and in-country engineering and leadership. PCI has provided these services, while:
    • Creating a business model to operate in compliance with Mexican labor, tax and immigration law, while complying with newly-created legislation of Hydrocarbons Labor and Revenue Law while honoring existing United States laws and tax treaties;
    • Identifying how local authorities require paperwork and documentation to be delivered;
    • Overcoming a limited mobilization start-up time;
    • Understanding the variety of labor unions present in Mexico;
    • Overcoming language barriers and cultural differences;
    • Overcoming the challenge of executing complex operations; and
    • Developing a technical team to execute client drilling and completion programs.
    SOLUTION(S) & OUTCOMES
    PCI’s essential solution to its clients' requests was to create a business model custom-designed especially for operations in Mexico. This model includes standards of compliance, transparency and execution relating to Mexico’s complex laws, while establishing PCI’s required presence and registration with Mexican authorities. The business model has been effective in meeting all client needs, while remaining proactive in mitigating risk in this ever-changing business and operational environment. PCI not only delivered, but exceeded its clients’ expectations, especially in the areas of performance, management, safety and environmental compliance.
    The drilling projects in which PCI has participated have generated foreign capital investment in future drilling projects. To enhance PCI’s long-term presence in Mexico, it’s critical to continue educating local Mexican laborers while helping improve their use of current technology.
    PCI brings only experienced superintendents to supervise operations and its teams. These managers each have as many as 40 years of experience working on rigs. To overcome language and cultural barriers, PCI’s team approach is to merge the local work ethic with our own. Our executives have delivered extraordinary success in merging cultures and bridging any language divides. Also important was PCI’S insight, quick decision-making and ability to plan ahead for unanticipated contingencies.