Six Attend 7th Meeting for 2007-10 Offshore Rig Inspection

Six companies attended the seventh question and answer session hosted by Mexican state oil company Pemex's E&P subsidiary (PEP) for the structural inspection of offshore rigs in the Sonda de Campeche and northern region.

The companies were: Constructora Subacuatica Diavaz; Subtec; Condux; Oceanografía; Logistica, Servicios y Proyectos Offshore de Mexico; and Leco Marine, according to tender documents on federal procurement website Compranet.

Although they did not attend the meeting, another four firms previously purchased bidding rules: Instalaciones Electromecanicas Civilies y Electricas; Constructora y Prestadora de Servicios Tecnicos; Cotemar; and Construcciones Integrales del Carmen.

More than 50% of PEP's installations are in the last third of their life expectancy, according to bidding documents.

"As a result, in this and the next few years, inspection and maintenance works of PEP's infrastructure will be critical in reaching goals for the extraction of hydrocarbons with acceptable risk levels," according to bidding documents.

Some 32.4mn pesos (US$2.94mn) and US$5.63mn have been allotted for the project in the first budgetary year.

Works are expected to take three years to complete.

The project's eighth and final meeting is scheduled for September 4.

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