Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...