Opinions

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...

Letter-to-the-Editor: Guyana is not the first country to insert stringent disclosure penalties

Dear Editor, The Ministry of Natural Resources wishes to advise as follows: The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is committed to transparency and accountability, not only within the oil and gas sector but also in all sectors. This...

“Elephant Man” says Guyana-Suriname Basin has big potential

Canadian oil and gas consultant Rob Strong is adamant that much more oil will be found in the Guyana-Suriname Basin, in keeping with his view that the world class Liza discovery is like an elephant; and “elephants don’t travel...

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...

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WoodMac estimates 4.6 billion barrels discovered offshore Suriname 

Consultancy Group, Wood Mackenzie puts Suriname’s oil resource count at more than 2.4 billion barrels and its natural gas...