Saturday, July 2, 2022

Opinions

Letter-to-the-Editor: Importance of sharing accurate information on Guyana’s burgeoning oil and gas industry

Dear Editor In an article that appeared in the Kaieteur News on Sunday, June 10, which quoted Charles Ramson Jr., it was suggested in the report that the GYD$10B spent in Guyana with local companies is minuscule. The article was...

Ramblings from an oil and gas conference and trade show junkie

My recent attendance at GIPEX 2018 prompts my column today and what a conference it was!  But more on that conference later. Oil and Gas Conferences and Trade Shows First, let’s talk about the benefits of oil and gas conferences and...

GIPEX provided meaningful discussion and analysis

Dear Editor, I participated in the just concluded Inaugural Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit and Exhibition and must congratulate the organizers and participants for making the conference one of meaningful discussion and analysis, and moreover a forum at which pertinent...

Voices of reason, hope need to speak up on O&G

Is the public discourse on Guyana’s emerging Oil and Gas (O&G) sector becoming more informed and objective? It’s a question all involved stakeholders  (government, political opposition, civil society, oil companies, contractors, media, observers, etc.) should ask. If the answer...

Canadian consultant urges strong local content regime for Guyana

This column will be devoted to the subject of Local Benefits and how this can be best achieved in Guyana.  This topic has received extensive coverage, both in OilNOW and in the local Guyana press. I have been following the...

Oil agreements: regulatory tools vs. sweet deals

There is the misplaced belief, in some quarters of our society, that ALL licenses and agreements, which have been issued for exploration and production (E&P) of oil and gas, between past and current administrations and the International Oil Companies...

Of Disclosures and Confidentiality

The public enjoys the right, not a privilege, to know about the decisions of its elected representatives and the government, which is acting on their behalf.  The exercise of this right is, however, circumscribed by a range of sensitive...

President should have called in stakeholders for signing bonus discussion

Dear Editor: My initial thinking is that the coalition government's handling, if not bungling of the signing bonus with Exxon Mobil results from inexperience if not incompetence, rather than a desire to be corrupt. Time may perhaps tell. However no...

Effective leadership with responsible followership

While not seeking to insert one’s view on the Budget 2018 debate, which kicks off today (December 4, 2017), there are some important fundamental pronouncements contained in the Budget speech as they relate to the emerging Oil and Gas...

Oil-Food Production Bridge

Long recognized is the fact that sustainable food production is critical to the economic and social wellbeing of any country. Further, it would be a case of callous neglect if any nation, with its natural wealth of arable land...

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Nothing in the world more exciting to work on than Guyana’s projects – Exxon Upstream President

President of ExxonMobil Upstream Company, Liam Mallon, speaking at an event at State House in Georgetown on Thursday, said...