Among the main objectives of Pemex Exploracion and Produccion Region Sur is found the analysis of the operation, the optimizacion and the modernization of the systems of produccion, transportation and distribution of hydrocarbons, in order to provide better security conditions, efficiency and opportunity, without forgetting the proteccion to the environment and the society.
For the foregoing, it results from great importance to count on a methodology for planning the behavior and development of the infrastructure of produccion and transportation to face current and future needs, bearing in mind the operational requirements and quality that demand best engineering practices.
The utilization of Process and Transport Simulators to analyze the facilities in the current operation conditions, and to predict their behavior under different stages is a valuable tool that applied combined with the best practices of engineering allows to predict, with meaningful time savings, the necessary modifications to be adjusted to the new operative philosophy, without putting on risk the facilities.
As added value, the results obtained from the application of this methodology also contributes to the construction of a data base, of the facilities of produccion as well of transportation, of great usefulness for activities related to the maintenance programs.
The results of modeling are completed with an economical analysis in order to find the best alternative to solve a particular situation. The obtained information is documented and ordered to justify the new projects and the required investments.