Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Three key imperatives new oil producer Guyana should pursue

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – OilNOW In Part I of this series, I examined Venezuela’s recent saber-rattling moves against Guyana, while Part II addressed the high stakes involved for the two countries. With this as background I turned to the...

Oil and Gas Imperatives: Direct Foreign Investment, Local Content Policy and Governmental Transparency

By Wilberne Persaud - OilNOW Growing up in British Guiana, I marveled at Dutch engineering genius. They created the seawall, amazing below-sea-level coastal water and drainage systems. Georgetown was scenic and serene, at the time considered the Caribbean’s Garden City....

The challenge of human capital and economic development in Guyana

By Jerry Haar – OilNOW The Guyanese highly value education, and that bodes well as the country seeks to capitalize on its oil and gas largesse and finally build the nation that all Guyanese have hoped for since independence in...

Guyana using its foreign policy to strengthen relationship with old allies, build new partnerships with oil producing nations

By Wazim Mowla - OilNOW While some states aim to use foreign policy to increase their standing in the world, for advocacy, or as a tool to compete with others, Guyana’s has centered on promoting its economic development at home....

Letter-to-the-Editor: Further discussion needed on size of gas pipeline, use of growing resources

Dear Editor, I read with great interest the article entitled “Gas-to-power seen as a game changer for Guyana’s energy sector” as found in the impressive second edition of the local publication ENERGY. On the surface it appears to be an...

Stakes are high for Guyana and Venezuela in long-standing border controversy

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith - OilNOW In the first article in this four-part series, I focused on Venezuela’s recent saber-rattling moves. In this 2nd part I turn attention now to stakes involved for the two South American nations. The spotlight on...

The top three challenges of being the most appealing fossil fuel opportunity in the world

By Arthur Deakin - OilNOW It is no longer a secret that Guyana is one of the most attractive investment opportunities in the world. The country has discovered 9 billion barrels of recoverable oil, and that is likely only half...

Local content and immigration in Guyana

By Steven Jasmin - OilNOW Over the past 4 years Guyana has worked hard to iterate and develop a local content strategy and policy that strikes the balance of helping and protecting the Guyanese population, while simultaneously encouraging growth. As it...

Guyana’s geopolitical neighborhood heats up

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith - OilNOW Northern South America is heating up, and not just because of the massive oil fields that have been discovered offshore Guyana since May 2015. Provocative Moves On January 7, 2021, the day after the insurrectionist rumblings...

Critical variables in Guyana’s Workforce Development Equation

By Terrence R. Blackman, Ph.D. - OilNOW The recent 2020 Guyana Labor Force Survey (GLFS) highlights major interest indicators in Guyana's labor force participation. In the first quarter of 2020, the total population aged fifteen (15) and above residing in...

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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...