US Based McDermott announced this week that it has been awarded a sizeable contract by Argentina-based YPF, S.A. to provide pre-front-end engineering design (Pre-FEED) services for a 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) LNG Liquefaction Facility. According to the McDermott release, there is also potential to expand the project to 10 MTPA.
The first floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) attached to Exxon’s activities in Guyana now makes the long journey from Singapore to Guyana. It is expected that the vessel will arrive in Guyana’s waters in September.
Earlier this month in Houston, CARIFORUM partner Dominican Republic launched their first ever bid round for both onshore and offshore blocks.
The energy research firm Rystad Energy has revealed some key growth statistics for the natural gas industry.
UK-based Tullow, has spud the Jethro-Lobe prospect off Guyana with block partner, Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas.
The Network of Caribbean Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM) was represented by Mr. Faron Lawrence, President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry of Commerce (SKNCIC) and Mr. Stephen Lander, Vice President of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), at the ‘Understanding Risk Management and Risk Financing for Disaster Resilience’ Training of Trainers. This training was held in Singapore from June 18th to 21st, 2019.
According to a report in Upstream, U.S. player, Kosmos Energy, has drilled a second duster off Suriname at the Pontoenoe-1 wildcat in Block 42. The well will now be plugged and abandoned, and the well results integrated into the ongoing evaluation of the remaining prospects in Kosmos’ acreage position.
The third drillship contracted by Exxon in Guyana, the Noble Tom Madden has spud Pluma. This represents the 12th well drilled in Guyana by Exxon. Thus far, the company has been successful in nine of those wells.
A joint venture among Guyanese companies, Mines Services Ltd, a member of the Farfan & Mendes group of companies, TOTALTEC; and Trinidad and Tobago energy services company, Process Components Limited (ProCom), has led to the development of a new energy services company, Jaguar Oilfield Services Guyana Inc. (Jaguar).
Read the full MOU between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago
Canadian exploration company, CGX Energy, has announced the name of their new exploration well. The Utakwaaka well will be located in the Corentyne Block in Guyana. CGX Energy holds a 100 per cent stake in the block and according to the company, the well will be drilled in November 2019.
Total, a French oil and gas major, has begun taking steps to execute an exploration well in French Guiana, adding to the new wave of exploration being done in the southern Caribbean. Total is also hoping to mirror some success in the Guyana Basin like U.S. oil and gas major, Exxon.
Italy based contractor, Saipem has been awarded contracts for the second phase of the ExxonMobil led Liza development offshore Guyana. These contracts are in addition to those awarded to Saipem in 2017 for Liza Phase 1.
Tullow Oil has completed seismic work on its operated offshore Walton Morant licence according to an article in Upstream. London-listed partner, United Oil and Gas (UOG), indicated that the conclusion of the 2,250 square kilometres 3D – seismic acquisition survey has moved the partners closer to de-risking the high-graded Colibri target. Tullow holds an 80 per cent interest in the licence and the remaining 20 per cent is held by UOG.
Staatsolie is excited about their drilling prospects in 2018/2019. At the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference (Energy Conference), hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Chamber (Energy Chamber) in January, Rudolf Elias, Managing Director of Staatsolie, outlined the plans for the state-owned oil company for the upcoming year.
The Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, has confirmed a commercial hydrocarbon find offshore Grenada, the day before national elections are carded.
The Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell has confirmed a commercial hydrocarbon find offshore Grenada, the day before national elections are carded.
The Government of Guyana has made public the production sharing contract between the Government of Guyana and ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited. The release of the agreement came on the heels of several sections of the business community in Guyana calling for it.
Recent news suggests that the island of Grenada may now become the newest hydrocarbon-producing nation in the Caribbean region. A wildcat exploration well, called Nutmeg 2, was spudded by Global Petroleum Group (GPG), a little-known Russian company in late June. The well, located in about 400 feet of water near to Grenada’s maritime boundary with Venezuela, was drilled using the Transoceanowned semi-submersible Development Driller III.
The Noble Bob Douglas drillship, owned by offshore driller Noble Corp, has been hired to work for Exxon in Guyana. The contract is with ExxonMobil in Guyana and is for a three-year period. The estimated contract start date is Q1/Q2 2018 with the estimated contract end date being Q1/Q2 2021.