Offshore Innovators celebrates milestones in Guyana’s O&G industry 

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Offshore Innovators Guyana Inc. (OIGI) has marked significant achievements in the country’s burgeoning oil and gas sector, which it says showcases its commitment to local empowerment and contributing to the nation’s newfound energy landscape. 

Established in January 2017, OIGI said it became fully operational in early 2023 and has since played a pivotal role in training local personnel and fostering strategic partnerships.

In collaboration with a joint venture partner, OIGI said it has successfully trained over 15 Guyanese individuals in Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations. These trained ROV pilots/technicians are now actively contributing to offshore operations in Guyana’s expanding oil fields.

OIGI’s team of Guyanese ROV technicians successfully supported the installation of their country’s first-ever subsea field, making first oil possible at ExxonMobil’s Liza Destiny floating production, storage and offloading vessel. The team, who had cross-trained in Subsea Robotics and Offshore Safety, worked onboard the DOF Subsea Skandi Neptune vessel in support of Saipem’s subsea tie-back campaign.

Additionally, OIGI has employed 10 Guyanese deck personnel, further strengthening the local workforce involved in critical offshore activities.

OIGI said its strategic partnership with a foreign entity for the production and supply of concrete structures for the gas-to-energy pipeline represents another milestone. These structures are being fabricated in Guyana, utilizing materials from local Guyanese companies, contributing significantly to the growth of the domestic economy.

Furthermore, the impact of OIGI’s initiatives is noteworthy, not only in terms of economic growth but also in providing valuable skills to the local workforce. 

“Trained personnel now possess skills that can be applied globally, showcasing the potential for long-term career development within the oilfield industry,” the company outlined. 

Looking forward, OIGI said it is committed to seeking further opportunities for local Guyanese personnel within and around the oil and gas industry. The company aims to be a best-in-class personnel provider, adhering to international best practices. Plans include exploring additional opportunities within the industry, extending beyond offshore capacities.

Dylan Galt, Managing Director of OIGI, expressed gratitude for the dedication and hunger for learning demonstrated by the personnel. Galt stated, “OIGI will continue striving for excellence in our niche industry within the larger Oil and Gas market. We have been blessed with the personnel that have been employed to date as they have all shown their hunger to learn and grow in this new industry in Guyana. Bring on 2024!”

 

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