Guyana News


Hess CEO 'Optimistic' new Guyana Gov't Will Approve Payara Project Soon

Sep 09, 2020

Hess Corp's chief executive on Wednesday said he is optimistic the recently elected government of Guyana will issue by the end of September a production license for the third phase of a major offshore oil project.The South American nation has…

Guyana Relaunches Search for Company to Market Its Oil

Aug 25, 2020

Guyana has re-launched a search for a company to market the government's share of the crude produced at the offshore Liza project, operated by Exxon Mobil Corp, according to a notice published in the South American country's newspapers.President Irfaan Ali's government scrapped a previous…

Guyana: New Gov't Plans to Relaunch Oil Marketing Tender

Aug 18, 2020

Guyana's new administration has put a hold on reviewing bids for a contract to lift the government's portion of crude produced offshore and plans to relaunch the tender, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said on Friday.The South American country…

Malaysia's KNM to Deliver Equipment for SBM Offshore FPSO

Aug 14, 2020

Dutch floating production solutions provider SBM Offshore has ordered equipment from Malaysia's KNM to be installed on an FPSO destined for ExxonMobil's Guyana operations.Bursa Malaysia-listed KNM said SBM Offshore had on Thursday ordered PME pressure vessel separators worth around $4 million…

Stena Carron Drillship Set to Begin Drilling at Kaieteur Block, Offshore Guyana

Aug 11, 2020

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil is set to begin drilling at the Kaieteur Block offshore Guyana, hoping to replicate successes made in the adjacent Stabroek block where it has made more than 16 discoveries.Westmount Energy, which indirectly owns a share in the Kaieteur Block…

Exxon Hires Noble Corp. Drillship on 6-month Term in Guyana

Aug 06, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has won a six-month contract for its Noble Sam Croft drillship with ExxonMobil in Guyana. Noble shared the news as part of its 2Q results presentation in which it posted a loss of $42 million.The drilling company…

Hess' 2Q Loss Deepens. Oil Output Jumps

Jul 29, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss on Wednesday, hurt by lower oil prices as the COVID-19 pandemic sapped global energy demand.Crude prices sank to historic lows in April as economic activity plummeted across…

Exxon Names Country Head in Emerging Hot Spot Guyana

Jul 24, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Thursday it had named its former Qatar country manager as the chief of its operations in Guyana, a South American country that just started producing crude last year and is seen as key to the company's future.Alastair Routledge takes over after the company…

Ocean Infinity Completes Guyana Survey for ExxonMobil

Jul 16, 2020

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has completed its survey project for ExxonMobil, within the enormous Stabroek block offshore Guyana, where the oil giant has over the recent few years discovered more than 8 billion barrels of oil.The project…

Guyana Short-lists 19 Companies to Market Its Oil

Jun 29, 2020

A group of 19 companies including oil majors, trading houses and state-run firms were approved by Guyana's government for the next phase of a competitive process aimed at selecting an agent for marketing its share of crude produced in the country…

Guyana: ExxonMobil Ramps Liza Output Back Up after Gas Compressor Issues Fixed

Jun 22, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp has restored crude output at its nascent project off Guyana's coast after addressing problems with gas reinjection equipment, the South American country's environmental regulator said on Friday.Output at the offshore Liza field…

Guyana Received $4.9M in Oil Royalties in 1Q

May 26, 2020

Guyana received $4.9 million in royalty payments for oil production at the offshore Stabroek block in the first quarter, the finance ministry said on Monday, a period that included the South American country's first crude exports.The crude produced…

Guyana's Liza Phase 2 on Track for First Oil in 2022

May 08, 2020

Liza Unity, an under-construction FPSO that will be Guyana's second offshore facility in production, remains on schedule for first oil in 2022, Hess Corp. said Thursday.Guyana became an oil-producing nation in December 2019, when Exxon brought online the Liza Destiny FPSO…

30+ Companies Compete for Guyana Crude Trading Deal

Apr 22, 2020

More than 30 companies, including commodities traders like Gunvor and Vitol as well as units of oil majors like Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, submitted expressions of interest for a contract to market the Guyanese government's share of the country's crude…

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