Saturday, September 18, 2021

Opinions

Guyana, get ready for a wild ride!

This is the first of several columns that I will be contributing to OilNOW. Allow me to introduce myself. Very briefly, my 40-year background in this industry is comprised primarily of positions in the service and supply facet of the...

O&G food production synergy

“To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd,” sums up the eternal obligation of any responsible population and their leaders who must give priority to food availability and food affordability. For decades, Guyana has...

Oil companies should farm into Guyanese diaspora before exploring skills elsewhere

If the skill-set required in Guyana’s oil and gas industry is not available in-country, oil companies should be encouraged to tap into the vast Guyanese diaspora before looking elsewhere for services and human capital, says a former government official. Close...

Oil & the Guyanese Diaspora wealth

In response to last week’s column, I was asked how can we mitigate against non-nationals grabbing up most of the potential opportunities of oil and gas, in light of existing national limitations. There are several options! There is one...

Public calls on government, oil companies to provide more information about industry in Guyana

The oil and gas industry is fairly new to the small South American country of Guyana and every man, woman and child is being encouraged to become oil-minded. The population however is calling on the government, main operator, and...

Guyana’s oil not another’s feast

Guyana has always cherished its co-operation and collaboration with our sister CARICOM states. But the gap between talk and action breeds much skepticism about the regional integration project. For instance, I recall, as Agriculture Minister, the battles we fought...

Oil exploration is high cost, high risk

One of the riskiest businesses is oil and gas (O&G) exploration. The risk climbs exponentially if it is taking place in a virgin basin, not yet proven its commercial potential. O&G projects are by nature risky ventures due to...

This is us!

There is a television drama series with a catchy title –This Is Us! and it struck me that as Guyanese we have peculiar traits that define us and make us standout especially how we react to different situations. I...

Cultural impact of oil & gas

For centuries, the productive pillars of the Guyana economy have been agriculture, fishing, mining and forestry. Then, in recent decades, we saw efforts at diversification with bold steps taken to develop the services sector with tourism and information and...

Are we ready for prime time? Doing catch-up

I admit that during my tenure as Minister of Natural Resources one of my main preoccupations was speeding up the exploration campaign of Guyana’s hydrocarbon basin with the aim of timely extraction and production once commercial discoveries were proven. But...

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Guyana’s oil and gas development will offer another strong rebuke against Venezuelan aggression

By Wazim Mowla – OilNOW The development of Guyana’s oil and gas sector is its best chance to maintain its...