Another oil company takes up drilling close to Exxon Mobil rig

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2019, 17:38 by Writer

Another oil company has been granted oil exploratory license from the Government of Guyana to conduct exploration in the Orinduik Block.

This is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan who made the announcement during his Budget 2016 Speech noting that oil is poised to become an important industry for Guyana.

“A Petroleum Prospecting Licence and Production Sharing Agreement have been signed, recently, with Tullow Guyana B.V. and Eco (Atlantic) Guyana Inc. for a small concession called the Orinduik Block, just offshore of Guyana and close to Exxon Mobil’s discovery,” Jordan announced.

He said that despite low oil prices, which are expected to continue through next year, all licensed operators remain committed and new venture interests are considered on a regular basis. 

“These investments will bring fruitful rewards to the Guyanese, people through increased revenues, employment and income, which will propel Guyana towards achieving national as well as sustainable development goals,” he stated.

However he pointed out that the preparedness of Guyanese to respond to the needs of this growing sector is critical, and as such, much emphasis will be placed on capacity building during the year in this sector.