Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, and a team of technical officers of the Petroleum Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources met with Mr. Jeffrey Miller, President and CEO of Halliburton, and his team at the Ministry’s head office, Upper Brickdam.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Halliburton is seeking to open offices in Guyana to offer its upstream oilfield services to oil and gas companies as Guyana moves to becoming an oil producing country. Mr. Miller emphasized the high prospects that are being seen in the Guyanese market and the room for these to develop over the coming years. Halliburton’s interest in investing in the Guyanese society through capacity building for local vendors and education support through local Universities was highlighted. Minister Trotman welcomed this high-level visit and was keen to indicate the need for local content to be an important consideration for all companies entering the Guyanese markets. In response, Mr. Miller highlighted Halliburton’s philosophy of having people work where they live, and building the capacity of locals over time to develop the expertise and technical skills needed to service the industry.
Halliburton, one of the world’s premier oil and gas supply and services companies, was founded in 1919 and offers energy services internationally, ranging from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation and well construction and completion. It has operations in some 70 countries around the world and has provided services to some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world including ExxonMobil here in Guyana and elsewhere.