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Report on QC Alumni Association Oil and Gas Symposium, by Dr. Terrence R. Blackman – Part 2

By Terrence R. Blackman, Ph.D. – OilNOW In a recent news report, CGX Energy Inc announced that the drilling of the Kawa-1 well, the first well at the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana, is set to commence before August 15. This undertaking...

Effective Guyana-Suriname cross-border oil spill response crucial to region

By Dr. Lee Hunt – OilNOW On April 20, 2010, a critical failure of hydrocarbon containment occurred on the BP Macondo well 65 kilometers offshore the coast of Louisiana in the US Gulf of Mexico.  The event unfolded entirely within...

Guyana should adopt a natural resources fund that mirrors Norway

By Arthur Deakin - OilNOW Historically, countries that discover large amounts of natural resources, such as oil or gold, tend to create a Sovereign Wealth Fund to manage their newfound wealth. Guyana, which recently discovered 9 billion barrels of proven...

Report on QC Alumni Association Oil and Gas Symposium, by Dr. Terrence R. Blackman

By Terrence R. Blackman, Ph.D. – OilNOW Part 1 On June 09, 2021, ExxonMobil announced newly identified, high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs below the original Longtail-1 at Longtail-3 offshore Guyana. The well, located approximately two miles (3.5 kilometers) south of the Longtail-1 well,...

Using oil to diversify Guyanese foreign policy – starting with India

By Wazim Mowla – OilNOW Amid increasing US rhetoric about competing with China in Latin America and the Caribbean, Guyana should use its newfound oil reserves to diversify its foreign relations. This process should start with India, who over the...

Guyana is lynchpin in southern Caribbean’s changing geopolitical landscape – Scott B. MacDonald

By Scott B. MacDonald - OilNOW In June 2021, Guyana was the host for Operation Tradewinds, a multinational military exercise, involving military forces from the U.S., the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, France, Jamaica, the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago,...

Geopolitics of oil and water in Guyana: Part 2 – Ivelaw Griffith

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – OilNOW The first article discussed Guyana’s geography and environmental conditions against the backdrop of South America’s lone English-speaking petro state. I turn attention now to the nature and impact of the flooding and offer a...

A two-fold approach to lower emissions in Guyana: Exxon’s carbon capture strategy and a potential government carbon tax

By Arthur Deakin – OilNOW The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently set out a narrow roadmap for the world to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Annual renewable energy capacity will have to be added at four times the...

Geopolitics of oil and water in Guyana: Part 1 – Ivelaw Griffith

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – OilNOW In the first of this two-part series on Guyana’s current flood travails, I offer an analysis of the country’s geography and environmental circumstances against the backdrop of the country as a petro state. The...

Managing Guyana’s oil revenues requires objective discussions – Dr. Terrence Blackman

By Terrence R. Blackman, Ph.D. – OilNOW In her essay, The Trouble with Tribes, Susan Fowler invites us to focus on the red dot in the center of the blue circle above. Within thirty (30) seconds, we experience the Troxler...

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Some Guyana wells at ‘bleeding edge of technology’ – Rystad Energy

Drilling a well thousands of meters below the surface guided by data analysis is never a guarantee that large...