Participants from the state of Louisiana Economic Development (LED) international department, the South Lafourche parish economic department and the Greater Lafourche Port Commission met with representatives of Guyana’s Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) last month on the sidelines of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.
The meeting was facilitated by Edison Chouest Offshore who through its affiliate G-Boats (Guyana) Inc., operates in the new oil producing South American country.
OilNOW understands the discussion centered around an upcoming trade mission between Guyana and South Louisiana due to the number of similarities both areas have beyond oil and gas, such as sugar cane farming, rice farming, the seafood industry and the need for flood control projects.
Also involved would be Nicholls State University which specializes in nursing, agriculture, marine and petroleum studies.
The goal of this exchange would be to compare best practice ideas for the varying industries as well as potential partnerships.
Guyana was well represented at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) by a delegation comprising companies, government agencies and business groups that left their mark at the Houston, Texas event where interest in the new oil producing country was at an all-time high.