BREAKING: Guyana appoints Deputy Director for new Petroleum Department

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Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources; the agency responsible for the country’s extractive sector, has commenced filling vacancies for the Petroleum Department within the Ministry, with the appointment of a Deputy Director in the person of Mr. Nicholas Chuck-A-Sang.

OilNOW learnt of the appointment moments before Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, tabled the Petroleum Commission of Guyana Bill 2017, in the National Assembly on Monday.

Mr. Chuck-A-Sang has a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. He served as a Senior Petroleum Geologist at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission from Aug 1995 – Jul 2005.

The Petroleum Department was established this year to oversee and manage the activities of Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector. To ensure that the new department functions efficiently, the Ministry sought a Director, a lawyer, an economist, two petroleum geologists, two drivers, an office assistant and a secretary.

The Ministry of Natural Resources is in the process of reviewing the applications received for the advertised positions.

The Deputy Director, along with the Director when appointed, will have responsibility for the effective operations of the Petroleum Department. They will be responsible for formulating, developing, implementing and evaluating policies that will develop, implement and evaluate policies that will promote and sustain a vibrant petroleum sector in Guyana.

The leadership of the Department will be expected to provide strategic, tactical and operational advice on all issues related to the oil and gas sector. The leadership will also prepare and manage the Department’s budget effectively and provide the framework to monitor the oil and gas sector to ensure that all operators adopt best practices that meet international standards.

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