Monterra appoints director of projects and construction in Mexico

Monterra Energy, a company focused on the development and operation of strategic midstream projects and assets in Mexico, has appointed John O’Beirne as director of projects and construction. He will be based in Monterra’s office in Mexico City.

O’Beirne joins Monterra with more than three decades of experience in the North American energy sector. His expertise spans the project development, construction oversight, and operational and general management of pipelines and facilities in the midstream sector.

O’Beirne joins Monterra from Gasoductos de Chihuahua, a participant in liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas transportation and storage in Mexico, where he was a member of the company’s senior management team. At Gasoductos de Chihuahua, he oversaw the implementation of major new construction projects, including an 80,000-liquid-barrel storage terminal and a 224-kilometer-long pipeline system for ethane and natural gas liquids.

Prior to joining Gasoductos de Chihuahua, O’Beirne was COO for the pipelines group at GDF Suez Mexico, where he was responsible for the operations of two of Mexico’s main privately held natural gas pipeline systems. He was previously vice president of projects and operations at El Paso Corp. Mexico, where he led projects worth an aggregate of US$330 million. He began his career in energy in 1982 at TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.

Monterra Energy was launched in 2014 by Arturo Vivar and Michael Williams to pursue select investment opportunities in the midstream sector in Mexico. With offices in Houston and Mexico City, Monterra’s management team and advisory board has experience across North and South America in the areas of upstream, midstream, and oilfield services. The company is backed by global investment firm KKR.

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