Guyana

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July 22, 2024
Recent discoveries in Namibia’s Orange basin suggest it could hold up to 3 Bbpe of oil and 8.7 Tcfg, and the country’s total oil reserves could be nearly equal to Guyana’s at around 11 Bbbl. Excitement around the newly discovered resources is high, and though oil and gas production still lie ahead, Namibia has become a leader in African oil and gas investment.
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July 16, 2024
Hammerhead aims to start production in 2029, boosting Guyana's oil production capacity to over 1.4 MMbpd. Exxon, along with partners Hess Corp and China's CNOOC, expects Hammerhead to produce between 120,000 and 180,000 bpd, which is less than the 250,000 bpd from its largest vessels offshore Guyana.
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July 11, 2024
The case with Exxon, which claims to have a right of first refusal over Hess’s biggest asset offshore Guyana, will likely take at least until the fourth quarter, meaning the FTC’s review will extend several more months. The agency plans to announce its decision when the arbitration is finished, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing an internal agency matter.
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July 07, 2024
Georgetown aims to acquire, process, and interpret high-quality 3D seismic data to aid in the exploration and development of oil and gas resources in the Guyana-Suriname basin. This data will also be used for future bidding and licensing rounds.
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July 03, 2024
a three-person arbitration panel has been finalized to address ExxonMobil's claim against Chevron's $53 billion purchase of Hess Corp over oil-rich assets offshore Guyana. This marks a significant step in resolving the uncertainty surrounding the merger, which Chevron and Hess hoped to complete in early 2024.
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June 29, 2024
Returning expatriates are emerging as one of the early beneficiaries of Guyana’s oil boom, which is calling back some of the country’s nearly 40% who moved overseas. Their entrepreneurial ventures will play a key role in determining whether the world’s newest petrostate can grow into a diversified economy.
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June 27, 2024
CGX Energy Inc.  and Frontera Energy Corporation, joint venture partners in the Petroleum Prospecting License for the Corentyne block offshore Guyana (the “License”), has submitted a Notice of Potential Commercial Interest for the Wei-1 discovery to the Government of Guyana, which preserves the Joint Venture’s interests in the License.
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June 25, 2024
Exxon filed an environmental authorization application with the government Monday for an investment that’s expected to boost the country’s overall production capacity to nearly 1.5 MMbpd, about the same as OPEC member Nigeria.
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June 25, 2024
MPF5 was launched from the SWS dry dock following the successful completion of planned construction activities, including hull erection, equipment installation and piping outfitting.
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June 24, 2024
Guyana has been urging the Exxon-led consortium to develop its offshore natural gas reserves. Exxon plans to complete an appraisal of the natural gas findings by early next year and explore commercialization options.
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June 23, 2024
ExxonMobil has started appraisal drilling at its Lau-Lau 2 well site in the prolific Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, where it had previously discovered over 300 ft of oil at the Lau-Lau 1 well. The Maritime Administration Department announced that this appraisal, conducted by the drillship MODU Noble Sam Croft, will run from June 16 to July 31, 2024.
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June 23, 2024
The arbitration process to determine whether ExxonMobil can block the $53 billion sale of Hess Corp to Chevron is stalled due to the incomplete appointment of a third arbitrator, according to people familiar with the matter.
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June 13, 2024
The sophisticated system is designed to protect floating production storage and offloading platforms (FPSOs) and other high-value assets against a wide range of marine risks, even in the most challenging marine environments.
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May 28, 2024
The transaction still needs to get past the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as well as the ongoing arbitration case brought by Exxon over control of Hess’ interest in the oil field offshore Guyana. Exxon has said the proceedings may drag into 2025.
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May 21, 2024
From 2020 to 2023, Guyana's crude oil production grew by an average of 98,000 bpd annually, making it the third-fastest growing non-OPEC producer. This surge has driven substantial economic growth, with a 62.3% GDP increase in 2022, the highest globally, according to the IMF.
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May 19, 2024
Seatrium’s scope of work includes the fabrication of several topsides modules, riser, mooring and umbilical structures, followed by the installation and integration of these structures and all topside modules for the FPSO Jaguar.
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May 15, 2024
Further evaluation is being undertaken to determine the full extent of this offshore discovery and its potential for an integrated development with the recent Roystonea-1 and Sloanea-1 discoveries.
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May 14, 2024
Venezuela’s armed forces have moved “substantial quantities” of personnel and equipment near the disputed, oil-rich Essequibo region that’s controlled by Guyana, a Washington-based think tank reports, potentially escalating tensions ahead of presidential elections.
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May 10, 2024
Discussions of Guyana’s future as a regional—and global—powerhouse were at center stage in a discussion panel at OTC 2024. From the private sector to government involvement, the panel of speakers from ExxonMobil and the Guyanese government dove into the optic of Guyana’s “outsized role” to play in the global oil and gas industry, despite the country’s small geographic size.
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May 09, 2024
The ExxonMobil-led Liza Unity FPSO project in the prolific Stabroek block offshore Guyana has reached peak production at 252,000 bpd. Exxon anticipates first oil production from their newest vessel, One Guyana, next year.
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May 08, 2024
The REMOTE-CON notation demonstrates the vessel’s alignment with remote-control functions and signifies that the design and construction of the offshore asset are assessed against and adhere to the ABS Requirements for Autonomous and Remote Control Functions.
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