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Ministry of Natural Resources

Minister of Natural Resources - Hon. Vickram Bharrat

Minister Vickram Bharrat

Mr. Vickram Bharrat was born in Berbice, Region 6 and attended the New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary School. His academic achievement includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Guyana and is qualified in the area of Public Management with a wealth of experience in governance and managerial competencies.

About the Ministry of Natural Resources

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) as it is known was established on December 17, 2011 as the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) with a primary focus of harmonizing policy and management in the Natural resources-based sectors. However, following the appointment of the new Government in May 2015, the institutional structure of the MNRE changed and it became a Department of Natural Resources and Environment under the purview of the Ministry of Presidency. A second change occurred on January 18, 2016 which saw the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment transformed to into the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Document Centre

Petroleum Contracts

Agreement between Government of Guyana and EEPGL + CNOOC/NEXEN + HESS

Agreement between Government of Guyana and CGX Energy

Agreement between Government of Guyana and Ratio Energy

Agreement between Government of Guyana and Tullow/Eco Atlantic

Environmental Permits

Payara Environmental Permitt

Oil and Gas

Guyana banking on gas project to boost value-added wood products

Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources expects the operationalization of the Gas-to-Energy project to facilitate a boost in value-added wood products.   The Gas-to-Energy project is a...

Guyana commissioning 3D seismic study to support offshore exploration, future bid rounds

Guyana plans to commission a survey to gather data in support of offshore exploration and future bid rounds.  The Ministry of Natural Resources published a...

Guyana’s April oil output is second highest on record

Oil production offshore Guyana averaged 625,000 barrels per day (b/d) in April, with a monthly total of 18.76 million barrels, according to data published...

EPA affirmed that increasing oil production is safe – Guyana VP

Guyana's Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has addressed concerns regarding the increase in oil production rates offshore Guyana, emphasizing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Read the Whiptail permits issued to ExxonMobil for the 6th development at Stabroek Block

The government of Guyana issued two main permitting documents to the ExxonMobil-led consortium pursuing the Whiptail development.  Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat, issued the...

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

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...

Gold and Minerals

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Guyana to inject US$66M into state power company to offset fuel price increases

In response to rising global fuel prices, the Guyana government will soon present a supplementary budget of US$66 million to the National Assembly to...

Private sector body urges swift payment reforms in Guyana’s oil and gas sector

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has raised urgent concerns over payment delays from oil and gas companies, calling for reforms to ensure timely payments....

New column aiming to help public better understand Guyana’s oil laws

Chevy Devonish, an attorney and lecturer at the University of Guyana, is collaborating with OilNOW by way of a new column which aims to...

Suriname businesses urged to adopt international standards ahead of oil boom

Suraya Jiawan-Nanan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Haukes Construction Company in Suriname, is urging local businesses to elevate their standards to meet international requirements...

Guyana implements new policy, boosting advantage for locals in oil sector

Guyanese companies in the oil sector just got a major boost. A new policy now requires that companies evaluating bids give more weight to...

ExxonMobil Guyana buys vessel monitoring and alert system from Parisian group

Viridien, formerly CGG, said its Sensing & Monitoring business line, marketed under the Sercel brand, has made a sale of its Marlin™ vessel monitoring...


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New oil producer wants to maximise value in forestry, mining, tourism industries

With Guyana’s oil revenues projected to peak at US$16B in 2036, President, Irfaan Ali has said that a significant portion of these profits will...

Petroleum Production License Highlights