How Cotemar has Expanded Since 1979

Cotemar is a Mexican company that provides services that deal with using specialized vessels used for the development of offshore oil fields. The company began in 1979 as a service company that offered accommodations and catering services as well as specialized vessels that operated out of the Campeche Sound. Within two years Cotemar expanded and acquired additional vessels that could transport personnel and materials. In 1985 the company purchased its first rig. It functions as a floating hotel that offers a handful of high quality services. From 1988 to 1996 Cotemar increases its fleet and expands it operations to include maintenance and construction. In 2012 COSCO began the construction of two rigs for Cotemar which had maintenance vessels and specialize cranes. These two rigs were also semi-submersible. The project was finished in 2015. One year later a subsidiary of Cotemar, Servicios de Extracción Petrolera Lifting de México S.A. de C.V., was awarded the Cuichapa Poniente area contract.


Cotemar understands that the development of offshore oil fields could pose a risk to ocean ecosystems. That is why the company does everything it can to provide a sustainable and safe environment for both workers, clients and nature. Environmental protection is one of core values of Cotemar. It is a value that affects processes from the prefabrication of their rigs to the living requirements of the people on board. The company limits its impact by preventing accidents, recycling materials and using alternative forms of electricity on their rigs. Creating a more sustainable environment even effects the type of food served for workers and guests, cleaning supplies used and how water is cleaned and conserved.


The company’s objective has always been to provide their clients with a product that is installed in time, within a specific budget. Cotemar also believes that they increase the value of their company by increasing how useful they are to their users. Cotemar has several services that their clients can benefit from. Their customized rigs are able to complete projects from the beginning of prefabrication through the assembly process. Their semi-submersible platforms use dynamic positioning to quickly move from one complex to another allowing processes to be completed quickly. Cotemar uses cranes with high load capacities to also save time. Along with their specialized equipment Cotemar employs thousands of well-trained staff members. These staff member offer several catering an hospitality services to those using a Cotemar rig as a floating hotel.