Kaieteur Block partner, Cataleya Energy, has brought the curtains down on a six-month business management training program, with a graduation ceremony for 18 in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown.
Cataleya’s co-founder and Director, Ryan Perreira, said the company has decided to reprise the training for another 20 or more applicants due to the overwhelming interest in the program.
The focus of this training, facilitated by ActionINVEST, is to empower Guyanese to lead businesses across all sectors. The structure of the training involves 12 three-hour sessions bi-weekly, with both technical and practical skills being imparted from 12 focus areas.
The company has prioritised education and knowledge transfer in the fulfillment of its corporate social responsibility. Cataleya supports the government’s economic diversification drive. The graduates from the first cohort span the sectors of tourism, hospitality and agriculture, but Cataleya will also target stakeholders in the manufacturing sector.
Cataleya has a 20% stake in the ExxonMobil-operated Stabroek Block.
Perreira said Exxon continues to analyse data gathered from the drilling of Tanager-1. Drilled to a depth of 7,633 metres in 2020, Tanager is the deepest well drilled offshore Guyana. Exxon discovered oil there but determined it to be non-commercial. However, the result is being used to update geologic and seismic data. Perreira said an immense amount of work is being done to identify another prospect to drill.
Exxon has an application with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to drill up to 12 wells at Kaieteur.