The Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) program presents the EFD Virtual Drilling Rig website, a free online interactive educational tool to help foster environmental awareness in the mindset of oil and gas employees and to assist in workforce development. The program uses gaming software to allow the user to tour a rig and identify, through hot spots, attributes that improve environment or safety performance.
At SPE’s first health, safety, and environment symposium in Mexico, the panel Growing Importance of HSSE-SR focused on addressing the importance and impact that health, safety, security, environment, and social responsibility have on all aspects of the oil and gas industry’s activities. The panel addressed the challenges faced by those working to safely explore, develop, and produce oil and gas resources in a manner that is compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the communities in which they operate.
A Mexico energy reform topic that often takes a back seat in the discussions on bidding rounds and international investors is national content. Referred to as local content in other parts of the world, national content will be an essential policy tool for ensuring that the energy reform benefits the people and businesses of Mexico, as well as the new international investors.