Team of Mexican oil and gas experts here on Scoping Mission

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  • to offer technical support for Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector

A team of experts from the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP) is currently in Guyana to initiate discussions for the provision of technical support in developing Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector.

The team which comprises Deputy Director General, Mr. Rafael Ramos Palmeros; Senior Advisor to the Director General, Mr. Gustavo Oficial Ramirez; Head of Innovation, Mr. Zurisadday Enrique Plata Calderon; and Manager, Mr. Israel Alejandro Vigueras Gamaswho, is being hosted from June 20-22, 2016 in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy and will be working with a technical team from the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The partnership will see Guyana receiving technical support in the development of a Petroleum Regulatory Agency and Institute, and tertiary and technical education and training in the mining, oil and gas and environment sectors.

The Mexican team of oil and gas experts following the meeting yesterday with Minister Raphael Trotman and staffers from his ministry
The Mexican team of oil and gas experts following their meeting yesterday with Minister Raphael Trotman and staffers from his ministry

The team met yesterday with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman and officers of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

During the meeting with Minister Trotman, the team expanded on the work of the IMP and detailed a proposal for providing support emphasizing a proposal for country ownership and developing “an authentically Guyanese model”.

According to a statement from the government, Minister Trotman expressed his gratitude for the presence of the team noting Guyana’s willingness to work with a country that has a long history in the oil and gas sector.

The team of experts will also be meeting with Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, heads of agencies under the purview of the Ministry of Natural Resources, University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor Dr. Ivelaw Griffith, and representatives from UG’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

On its return, the team will develop three white papers for consideration by the Guyana government in the areas of: production and consumption; framework for a regulatory agency; and the development of elements for the establishment of Petroleum Institute.

The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP) has over 50 years of experience in Mexico’s petroleum industry and is the country’s leading research center dedicated to technological research and development, provision of engineering and technical services, training, and awarding degrees, and participating in strategic and technological joint ventures.

 

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