The giant Liza discovery in 2015 was Guyana’s first step into the world of oil and gas. With very limited industrial activity and virtually no experience in the petroleum industry, capacity in some areas had to be built from the ground up. This process is still ongoing. However, in just over 6 years since ExxonMobil hit pay at Liza-1, the South American country is rapidly building capacity and the local workforce in the industry is expanding.
“I think of where Guyana is today, a little bit of the North Sea in the 70s and early 80s, just discovering the early stages of development,” said Alistair Routledge, President of ExxonMobil Guyana, speaking at the opening of the Aberdeen-Guyana Gateway virtual event on Tuesday.