Guyana Oil and Gas News

All the latest news and commentary on the new Guyana Oil and Gas sector. Topics include exploration, drilling, policy, impact and more.

Interest by Guyanese businesses in oil sector exceeding expectations

- Centre for Local Business Development director

The interest of Guyanese businesses in the oil and gas sector is higher than anticipated, according to Director of the Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD) Patrick Henry, who says that of the 2,675 businesses registered with it over the past two years, 1,573 are local.

‘We will work with you’

-Harvey Gulf CEO says as US marine transport company sets up Guyana office

Optimistic that it can deliver a skills transfer system in the provision of marine logistics services to equip locals to run its operations here, United States-based marine transportation company Harvey Gulf has set up an office in Guyana.

Initial focus in oil sector was preparation, not investigation

-Trotman on PPP/C’s 2015 oil block awards

When the APNU+AFC administration took office in 2015, its focus in the oil and gas sector was making preparations for production and not investigating the award of oil blocks by the previous government shortly before the elections, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman says.

Input from indigenous peoples in oil and gas activities limited

-forum hears

The participation of indigenous peoples as it relates to the oil and gas sector has been extremely limited, Governance and Rights Coordinator at the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) Laura George said when the non-profit Moray House Trust convened a civil society panel discussion on Thursday.

Ramotar maintains he had no knowledge of oil find ahead of 2015 polls

-as former gov’t advisor urges probe of “anomalous” awards by PPP/C minister

Former president Donald Ramotar is maintaining that he had no knowledge of ExxonMobil’s oil find in the Stabroek Block before the 2015 general elections and therefore his award of contracts to private companies shortly before should not be seen as questionable.

ExxonMobil’s liability coverage meets global industry standards

-EPA head

Attorney Melinda Jankie has expressed concern that the liability coverage submitted by ExxonMobil for its Liza Phase 2 operations in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana is not enough but Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Dr Vincent Adams has reiterated that it meets global industry standards.

Local oil and gas training and recruitment firm launched

-places 26 Guyanese on offshore jobs

Local training and recruitment firm, Strategic Recruitment Solutions (SRS), has placed 26 sailors on ships involved in the oil and gas sector since it began operating last year, Chief Executive Officer Kerri Gravesande-Bart says.