Thanks to the latest technological advances and the development of new reserves, the country’s natural gas resources and reserves are at their peak, standing at their current 3,978 Tcf. Observers foresee a reliable national gas supply going forward, with industry growth anticipated to meet the increased production, processing, and storage that such an abundance demands.
With Texas having already recovered 57,000 jobs from the 83,000 lost in 2020 during the pandemic—35 percent of the sector’s total, according to data from the Gulf Coast Energy Outlook 2023, prepared by Louisiana State University—the oil and gas industry in Texas continues to grow and drive the regional economy. This is attested to by the number of active projects in the state of Texas, with more than 160,000 oil wells and more than 85,000 gas wells, according to data from the RRC.
Following the opening of its facilities in Odessa, Sarens, a company specializing in oil and gas plant construction projects, looks to do its part to help achieve energy autonomy in the nation, supporting not just oil and gas development but wind energy as well.
“The Texas facility provides Sarens with a strategic advantage in offering complete heavy lift, transportation, and engineering support solutions for large projects. The industry is now looking to invest millions of dollars in the development of oil drilling and gas liquefaction facilities while expanding existing facilities and Sarens is poised to be part of this expansion process,” said Robert Martinez, Sarens’ VP of Sales.
Sarens’ international experience in the creation of new infrastructures in the region, as well as in the corrective and predictive maintenance of existing ones, could mean a boost for the number of active projects throughout the state of Texas and, therefore, for job creation. Both the government and public administrations, as well as private construction companies, require Sarens’ support in choosing the machinery for each project, as well as in carrying out the logistical operations of transporting the materials and infrastructure necessary to carry out these tasks.
At a time when the industry has high growth prospects, Sarens reaffirms its commitment to the development of oil and gas production and processing in Texas in particular and in the United States in general. In the same way, the company also puts its focus on other wind energy projects that are also being developed in the region, and in which it also has a great deal of experience in many countries. With around 17,000 wind turbines in operation, Texas is the state with the highest penetration of this type of energy generation.
Martinez adds “Reaching the 30 GW of offshore wind energy planned by the Government for 2030 will also require a major logistical effort involving almost 49,000 employees over the next seven years. For this reason, Sarens is making available all its specialized machinery for the installation of offshore wind projects, in which it already has extensive international experience, making our company one of the main references in its sector”.
Sarens has already been involved in several projects aimed at strengthening the oil sector in the United States. One example is the construction and modernization work at the Corpus Christi refinery in Texas, where Sarens used several of its larger capacity cranes, such as the 385 tonne Liebherr LR1350S crawler cranes transported from Australia, to lift and position two reactors and 58 modules. Sarens also has experience in the wind energy field, having participated in the lifting and transportation of the foundation bases for the new Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm, off the coast of Brittany in France.
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