GE Providing Oilfield Well Equipment
Pressure control equipment, surface wellheads, Christmas trees for Gulf of Mexico oilfield
GE Oil & Gas will provide surface equipment to Mexico’s national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos Exploración y Producción (PEMEX Exploration and Production) for use at its offshore project in the Ayatsil heavy oil field in the Campeche Sound, Gulf of Mexico.
PEMEX said it is focused on strengthening oil extraction in the Marine Zone, an area located within territorial waters near the coasts of Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
The multi-year contract includes the installation of GE’s surface wellheads and trees in new wells that will be drilled by PEMEX through the duration of the contract. GE’s said the surface wellheads and trees will be manufactured at the company’s Ecatepec plant in Mexico City, which has been equipped with new manufacturing equipment.
While the Ayatsil offshore project is GE’s largest contract currently underway in the Marine Zone, the company said it is also working with PEMEX on several other important initiatives. GE recently announced it is teaming up with PEMEX and the Mexico Institute of Petroleum to research and develop technologies to help improve productivity and efficiency in mature fields, develop deep and ultra-deep water projects, and modernize Mexico’s energy infrastructure, the company said.