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septiembre 21, 2019
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Petroleum Associations Recognize Distinguished Individuals in the Sector

Engineering Awards, a recognition of excellence

A recognition to the professional trajectories and contributions to the development of the oil industry.

As is the tradition, at the recent edition of the Mexican Oil Conference (CMP, by its acronym in Spanish), held in the city of Leon, Guanajuato, awards were granted to engineers for their outstanding participation in the oil industry.

The appropriate recognitions could not be left out of the most important event of the oil industry in Latin America. On this occasion, there were three personalities recognized by the oil associations, for their exemplary professional and academic trajectory.

Eng. María Isabel Villegas Javier received the award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Mexico Section. She has an Engineering and Petroleum Master’s degree from UNAM. She joined Pemex 33 years ago in Agua Dulce, Veracruz, and also worked in Mexico City, Villahermosa, Tabasco, and Chiapas. For Villegas, Pemex is a very relevant company, which gave her a lot of learning, achievements, and satisfaction. «I look forward to a lot of work for everyone, especially for the companies that have block allocations in the country,» she said.

Eng. Eduardo Sánchez Sánchez received the award from the Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists. As a Geological Engineer by profession, Sánchez remembers that, in 1961, he became involved in the oil industry, specifically in Tabasco. From Oaxaca by birth, «land of geologists,» as he says so himself. Sanchez envisions Pemex in the future as a company that will re-emerge. «Pemex represents hope in my life. I always put my professional development in the future of the oil company”, added Mr. Sanchez.

Meanwhile, Dr. Vinicio Suro Pérez, pressed by the Mexican Association of Exploration Geophysicists, finished his degree in Geophysical Engineering at UNAM in 1980. He confesses to being an oil enthusiast and «deeply proud to be one». With 40 years of experience within Pemex, Suro recognizes that he has plenty of outstanding technical achievements, «But from the human point of view, one of my greatest honors is to have forged life-time friendships,» he claimed.

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