CNOOC’s Petroleum Engineering, Geoscience scholarships back for Guyanese students

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Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited are looking for the next cohort of students to take advantage of scholarship opportunities to study Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering in China

According to a Ministry notice, the scholarships are for the Bachelor’s Degree level for the academic year 2024/2025. 

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The scholarships are open to persons 18-25, and would most likely go to those applicants already certified as proficient to some extent in the Chinese language. The students would then return home to guaranteed employment in Guyana’s oil sector. 

CNOOC is a 25% stakeholder in the prolific Stabroek Block.

Guyana has collaborated with numerous universities and corporations to provide scholarships to Guyanese nationals, aiming to address the significant skills gap within the country.

In fact, the need for engineers in Guyana’s booming oil industry has led to students from the country’s premier university being absorbed by companies even before they graduate.

Along with CNOOC, SBM Offshore offers engineering scholarship opportunities. Seven graduate engineers from the university were recruited by the company to be trained abroad for placement on the Prosperity vessel. The seven young Guyanese—five men and two women— traveled to the Netherlands and Singapore as part of an 18-month training program. In the Netherlands, they worked with the team on the design of the Prosperity vessel. While in Singapore, they got firsthand experience on the vessel. Following the completion of the training, the graduates were awarded official placements within the company.

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