FICOTEQ is a company focused on the design and supply of equipment for Oil & Gas and Energy Industries. It is formed by engineers and professionals with extensive experience in design, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and services of process equipment.
FICOTEQ offers competitive prices, high-quality engineering & fabrication, and on-time delivery of projects. Equipment and products are designed and manufactured in accordance with the latest code and international standards.
To exceed our customer’s expectations in quality, delivery, and costs through continuous improvement and customer interaction. To fulfill this mission, we will treat our principals, employees, suppliers and contractors fairly and involve them in the quality improvement process to insure better responses and cost-effective project executions.
To become one of our client’s preferred vendors through our added value in providing excellent services, cost-effective, high-quality, and on-time delivery of products.
Our values are engrained in the name of the company: FICOTEQ.
We are committed to providing best results for every client we serve.
Do the right thing. Never compromise integrity and ethics for profit.
Committed to providing the best results all the time.
Get it done and make the best effective use of resources.
Teamwork, Talent, Trust & Transparency
We believe our team and partners are the key to success.
Excellence & Empowerment
Striving for excellence motivates & empowers our team.
Quality is always the results of excellent work without compromise.
Health, Safety & Environment
In FICOTEQ, we are committed to the protection of lives, environment and properties. Safety is the priority and part of every operation and everyone’s responsibility at all levels.
Meet Our Leadership
Chief Executive Officer
Arnel Bartolome has more than twenty-five years of professional experience in Energy, and Oil & Gas Industries. He held the position of VP Engineering & Operations at Prosep, prior to co-found FICOTEQ and AGA Process. He also worked for NATCO/Cameron for 18 years in a variety of roles in Canada, USA, and Mexico.
Strong knowledge in equipment design, Oil/Gas/Water Treatment packages, plant operations and debottlenecking. Experienced with Separation Equipment including design of high efficiency cyclonic internals and other process equipment. Familiar with standards and codes like ASME Sec. VIII Div.1, PED, ISO, NACE, etc. and others and major oil producer’s standards such as PEMEX, Petrobras, Saudi Aramco, PDVSA.
Chief Operating Officer
Diego Alvarez is a co-founder of FICOTEQ and has more than twenty-four years of experience in Oi & Gas industry. Prior to co-founding FICOTEQ, Diego worked as an independent contractor and as an employee for NATCO/Cameron/Baker Hughes. He has strong knowledge in equipment design, plant operations and debottlenecking.
Experienced with separation equipment including process plant conceptualization, design of separators, high efficiency separator internals, electrostatic treaters, heaters treaters, hot oil systems, line indirect heaters, Gas/Oil/Water Treatment & other process equipment. Familiar with international code and standards like ASME Sec. VIII Div.1/2, ISO, NACE, ASME 31.3, AND others and major oil producers and EPC standards such as, Ecopetrol, Pemex, SLB, Cameron, and others.
Water Treatment Specialist
Raúl A. Vega has over twenty years of experience in the Petroleum Industry specializing in process and mechanical design of produced water and sea water treatment equipment for onshore and offshore projects. His experience includes technology selection, equipment sizing, process design, mechanical design, estimation, project execution, project management, training, commissioning, start-up and product development.
Positions held include Proposal Engineer, Process Engineer, Application Engineer, Water Treatment Department Manager North and South America, Center of Excellence Sea Water Treatment North and South America for onshore and offshore projects.
Crude Treatment Specialist
Marlene Torres has more than thirty-eight years of professional experience in Energy and Oil & Gas Industries She held the position of Principal Engineer at Schlumberger from where she retired, prior to join FICOTEQ as a Process Consultant. She also worked for NATCO/Cameron, Prosep as Principal and Senior Process Engineer in separation process and in PDVSA for 20 years in all process of oil and gas production operations in Venezuela.
Strong knowledge in equipment design, plant operations and debottlenecking. Experienced with Separation Equipment including process plant conceptualization, design of separators, high efficiency separator internals, electrostatic treaters and desalters, heaters treaters, hot oil systems, FPSO and other process equipment. High expertise in oil chemical treatment, chemical selection and formulation and production operations. Familiar with standards and codes like ASME Sec. VIII Div.1/2, ISO, NACE, etc., others and major oil producers’ and EPC standards such as, BP, Chevron, Modec, Norsock, Pemex, Petrobras PDVSA, SBM and Shell.
Hugh West is a Mechanical and Chemical Engineer and worked for Shell Canada for 27 years in a variety of roles including lead machinery engineer, lead reliability engineer, and Engineer at Large Scotford Complex where he led multidiscipline teams to resolve the most complex plant problems.
After retiring from Shell, while working with Natco for 7 years, Hugh developed 6 patents as the sole inventor in the area of liquid, gas, and solids separation. Natco retained the rights. He has also invented a reciprocating compressor valve capable of increasing flow by 28% and has redesigned from scratch a significant process reactor, increasing run life by a factor of 5.
More recently, Hugh was with North West Redwater Partnership as a rotating equipment engineer for 5 years.
He has assisted in the commissioning of several plants – 2 refineries, 1 upgrader, and 1 primary extraction.
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