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API, AMEXHI and IOGP to strengthen collaboration in Gulf of Mexico

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The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Asociación Mexicana de Empresas de Hidrocarburos (AMEXHI), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening mutual cooperation to help enhance operational performance across North American natural gas and oil operations.

The MoU establishes a stronger partnership and coordination among the three associations, including joint forums; technical workshops on topics such as Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), offshore safety, digital oilfields or hydraulic fracturing; as well as sharing of good practices on environmental performance, sustainability, emergency response and many other areas of natural gas and oil operations. The three associations will also continue to work jointly on enhancing health, safety and environmental performance in the Gulf of Mexico.

“API’s world-class standards, best practices and programmes enhance safe and efficient natural gas and oil operations around the globe. By updating and extending the MOU, our associations will continue to collaborate on further advancing safe and sustainable operations across North America,” said API Senior Vice President of Global Industry Services Anchal Liddar.

“This second MoU between API, IOGP & AMEXHI is a true testament that international best practices are making their mark in Mexico. We look forward to continuous collaboration between the associations as the industry keeps evolving, and hope we can also add value to our counterparts in other parts of the world,” said AMEXHI Executive Director, Merlin Cochran.

“With the renewal of this MoU with AMEXHI and API, we are entering a new level of partnership to the benefit of our mutual members and the whole industry in Central and North America, including more consistent operational practices in the Gulf of Mexico. Partnering with API and AMEXHI will help to enhance safety, health, environmental protection and sustainability across our industry’s operations in the region,” said IOGP Chief Executive Officer, Iman Hill.

API represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than 11 million US jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Our approximately 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate in API Energy Excellence®, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organisation, and has developed more than 800 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.

AMEXHI is a non-profit association that brings together the main natural gas and oil investors and operators in Mexico. Our affiliated companies have diverse sizes, areas of expertise and nationalities; they are interested in making investments in Mexico and committed to carrying out safe, responsible and sustainable operations. Established in Mexico City in February 2015, it currently has 33 members.

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is the voice of the global upstream industry. Our members produce over 40% of the world’s natural gas and oil. They operate in all producing regions across the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Caspian, Asia and Australia.

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