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ICG participated in the Expo Oil & Gas Colombia 2016, with a stand and Master class.

 Industrial Consulting Group participated with complete success in the 2016 edition of Expo Oil & Gas, held from November 27 to 30 in Bogotá. With 103 exhibitors and more than 2,800 attendees, the Expo provided an academic, technical, commercial and relations space in which distinguished experts from the sector, government entities, chambers of commerce, binational chambers and operating companies were able to debate and evaluate the new Oil scenario and the market conditions that are being generated nationally and internationally.

ICG, conquered the attendees during the closing cocktail where industry experts, the president of the Colombian Oil Chamber, professionals and employees were able to do networking, exchange views on the event and plan joint activities for the national energetic development. 

ICG Master Conference

With a full room, more than 300 people were able to get acquainted on the Optimization Processes for the Hydrocarbon Industry. More specifically for the production of heavy crude oil and how these innovations can increase competitiveness with Eng. Eduardo Rivodó (president of ICG). Thanks to the above case, participants were able to benefit from the know-how and expertise of ICG. Thus, helping young professionals understand, the reality of the sector and how they can contribute to change and innovation.

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ICG begins operations in Mexican field La Laja

The Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental industrial Management System (S.A.S.I.S.O.P.A. for its accronym in spanish) and the Evaluation Plan were delivered on time and in compliance with all due regulations of the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (NHC) In line with the Minimum Program offered in the bid.

Thus, ICG awaits approval for the operational plan taking place in 2017 from the CNH.

Further more, a few activities are scheduled. prior to the Evaluation Plan. These are associated to the integrity tests of the current wells and their potential. These tasks, will determine the full acceptance of some existing wells or their return to PEMEX before may 21st 2017. This is the final date to provide the answer to the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (NHC) and deliver the environmental and social Base Line.

On May 11 2016, The Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (NHC) agreed to

To award the contract for the Area Contractual 10 “La Laja” in the international public bidding process CNH-R01-L03/2015 for Round 1 to Desarrolladora Oleum, S.A. de C.V., in consortium with Ingeniería, Construcciones y Equipos Conequipos Ing.LTDA., Industrial Consulting S.A.S., Marat International S.A. DE C.V. y Constructora Tzaulan, S.A. DE C.V. The field is located in the Ozuluama Municipio of Mascarenas, in the state of Veracruz.

For the management and operation of the contract, the companies mentioned above,

Constituted the company OLEUM DEL NORTE S.A.P.I. DE C.V. It is estimated that the field has the potential of reaching two thousand five hundred oil barrels per day. the field was officially delivered to OLEUM DEL NORTE S.A.P.I. DE C.V on november 23 2016.

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The first regasification plant of LNG in Colombia reached its máximum flow

Its been less than a month of its startup, and thanks to a highly qualified group, the 1st LGN (Liquified Natural Gas) regasification plant reached its máximum flow. 400 million (MMSCD) cubic feet daily, to supply the demand of the precious product.

The port terminal was built by Sacyr, the spanish multinational. The investment was around US$140 millions. This shall generate 17.500 gigawatts per hour for the year, which would represent almost 27% of the energy consumed by the country.

The regasification is dependant on the main thermoelectric generators from the caribbean coast. Among which are Tebsa, Termocandelaria and Zona Franca Celsia. This avoids the overdimension of operational efforts.

It is important to highlight the spanish multinational’s experience; Sacyr, leader in infrastructure and services. With presence in 29 contries, their portfolio includes the latest set of locks of the Panama Canal, the Pumarejo bridge in Barranquilla (under construction), a series of highways in Spain, among others.

It has been an honor for Industrial Consulting Group to be a part of this ambitious Project. Thanks to the opportunity and trust from Sacyr. ICG succesfully overcame the challenge of commisioning and start up in record time. This would be the 1st FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) in Colombia.

Proyect details

ICG managed to gather the talent pool that ensured the reach of máximum flow of LNG in a short period of time. A project manager, a delivery coordinator and a document management specialist were among the profiles. Other specialists, were also part of the team, Firstly, those from the mechanical and electrical field; Secondly, measurement and control and thirdly,16 professionals from operations.

The port terminal was built in 16 months, inside the estimated timeline. The SPEC (El Cayao Port Society) has a port with a floating storage and regasification unit (The Höeg Grace), a 760mts long dock and a 10km gasoduct that connects the terminal to the National Transportation System.

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Cartagena’s refinery started working successfully

This past October 21, 2015, after five years in construction, with an investment of over 8,000 million dollars, Cartagena’s Refinery (REFICAR) officially started operating.

President Juan Manuel Santos attended the opening act, in charge of starting the project’s first unit, the raw oil unit, an area where oil is received and stored, heart and fundamental part of the refinery’s processes.

REFICAR will be, without a doubt, the most modern refinery in Latin America; it involves construction of 31 plants in which several oil byproducts will be processed, such as diesel, cooking, liquefied gas, and gas for planes, among others.

For Industrial Consulting Group, it has been an honor as well as a professional challenge to be part of this great project and to apply our experience and expertise in organizing pre-commissioning, commissioning and kick-off of the refinery’s vital units.

It’s important to highlight that with the expansion and improvements in which we are working, REFICAR will be able to double its refining capacity to 165 thousand barrels daily, which will cause a positive impact in Colombia’s national economy, representing an additional point in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as well as 10% of the industrial sector’s GDP.

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ICG obtained top score for its performance in safety and environment

The past November 30, 2015, after a thorough audit, Industrial Consulting Group obtained the highest score in terms of safety and environment, given by the Colombian Security Council (CCS).

CCS is the Government Organism in charge of offering technical and scientific support to businesses to contribute in caring for the workforce’s health, improving security, protecting the environment, with a socially responsible focus.

The objective of the audit on ICG was to evaluate the company’s Management System in terms of HEALTH AND SAFETY IN WORK AND ECOLOGY, to determine the compliance degree in comparison to the standards the CCS has established for businesses in the Oil Industry in Colombia.

The aspects studied in the evaluation were:

  1. Leadership and Commitment in high management
  2. Development of the Management System (Documents, Legal Requirements, Functions and Responsibilities, Personnel Capabilities, Training, SSTA Induction, Motivation, participation and consults).
  3. Risk Management (Identifying Environmental Dangers and Aspects, Health Acts and Conditions Reports, Suppliers and Contractors Relationships, Management and Over watch Programs, Safe Work Standards and Procedures, Emergency Plans).
  4. Evaluation and Supervision (Incidents Reports, Internal Audits, Corrective and Preventive Actions, SSTA Inspections, Legal Requirements Follow Up).
  5. Impact on accidents (Number of Disabling or Deathly Accidents Reported to the Work Risks Administration “ARL”)

It’s important to highlight that this success relied mostly on our workers’ professionalism, experience and expertise, especially that of those who are part of the health, security, environment and quality department (HSEQ), David Suarez, Mario Mendez and Carolina Castillo.

Thanks to this fabulous work team and the entire ICG family, we got a score of 987.76 points in our audit, which is equal to 99.99% = 100% of the total score.

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