The Guyana government is moving to build a workforce for its signature US$900 million gas-to-energy project being developed in partnership with ExxonMobil, set to come on stream by 2024. The Ministry of Natural Resources in a notice on Tuesday said in order to enhance and improve efficiency in the petroleum sector the government is now inviting all eligible individuals to indicate their interest in the position of project manager and senior engineer for the project.
The successful applicants will be required to collaborate with the gas-to-shore task force which is responsible for the planning and execution of the project.
According to the Terms of Reference (TOR) seen by OilNOW, the project manager will play a lead role with influence to review and guide projects in a direction where positive outcomes will be to maximise transparency and the achievement of efficient and competitive value engineering as a standard approach. The role requires liaising with multidisciplinary teams and presents an opportunity to work closely with ExxonMobil and the Guyana government to investigate current and existing procedures. The TOR said this will unlock and develop a more collaborative working approach and contribute significantly to the cost efficiency in the industry.
The Project Manager will develop, lead, and manage the Project Management Team (PMT) to deliver FEED objectives in support of the project including amendment to the Liza Field Development Plan (FDP) and technical input to the EISA. More details can be accessed here.
Meanwhile, the senior engineer will report to the project manager and will ensure that the economic project delivery is achieved from all activities in area of critical infrastructure. The successful candidate will support team to deliver technical quality and integrity throughout the FEED process of the project. More details can be accessed here.
The government also recently published Expressions of Interest (EOI) for joint participation with the administration and ExxonMobil in designing or utilizing the outputs from its Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and related facilities.
A public notice from the Ministry of Natural Resources stated that the EOI also includes design, construction and financing of a power plant fueled by natural gas where power will be delivered to the national grid.
The gas-to-energy project is expected to last for at least 25 years and is generally anticipated to have a positive effect on the economy of Guyana as a result of more affordable and reliable electricity, as well as increased local employment and procurement opportunities.
The highly anticipated project is expected to pave the way for a massive industrial park located at Wales which is expected to occupy just over 10,000 acres of land.