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Stena Drilling seeking contractors for food, cleaning supplies in Guyana

Stena Drilling, operator of the Stena Carron and Stena DrillMAX rigs on contact with ExxonMobil for operations offshore Guyana, is seeking contractors to supply a range of services from the second quarter of this year. “Food Services may be required to commence approximately Q2 2021,” Stena said in a notice. The company further stipulated that… Read More

More penetrations in Santonian could push Guyana oil resources even higher

In addition to Uaru-2, three other discoveries offshore Guyana – Liza Deep, Tripletail and Yellowtail – have had deeper penetrations into the Santonian. That deeper interval is found not only at the prolific Stabroek Block, but also extends east into neighbouring Suriname. Apache, which has made four Suriname discoveries at Block 58, has penetrated the… Read More

Exxon submits application for giant Yellowtail development in Guyana deepwater province

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil, operator at the prolific Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, has submitted an application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake the Yellowtail Development. According to the EPA, the proposed project will be implemented in multiple stages including wells drilling and completions; mobilization and installation of subsea equipment, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines… Read More

Gas pipeline will accelerate Guyana’s clean energy transition, build massive industrial base – TT energy advisor

While the Guyana government forges ahead with plans to bring the US$900M gas-to-shore project on stream by 2024, there have been some expressed concerns about the implications such initiatives may have in delaying the country’s full transition to renewables. But according to an energy advisor who has been providing services in the country in recent… Read More

Kawa -1 well targeting traps comparable to Stabroek and Suriname’s Block 58, explorers confident of hitting pay

CGX Resources Inc. (CRI), operator of the Corentyne block offshore Guyana, believes the chance of finding hydrocarbons at the Kawa-1 prospect has increased since the company last drilled wells in the South American country back in 2012. New, state of the art 3D seismic, acquired over the northern region of the Corentyne block, has provided… Read More

Iraq Seeks Recovery of Funds Frozen in Italy

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly trying to recover Iraqi funds frozen in Italy. Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein (pictured) is reported as saying that Baghdad is attempting to recover around EUR 600 million, plus interest, that the Saddam Hussein regime paid to Italian companies to purchase weapons. According to Basnews, the weapons were not delivered… Read More

UNDP, FBA advocate Gender Perspective in Peace-Building

Advocating a Gender Perspective in Peacebuilding: New MoU between UNDP Iraq and Folke Bernadotte Academy signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq and Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) to enhance local capacities for peacebuilding in Iraq with concentration on gender mainstreaming in peacebuilding. With a mandate… Read More

KRI Court upholds Jail Terms for Journalists

In response to the Erbil Court of Cassation’s recent decision to uphold the six-year jail sentences of Iraqi Kurdish journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued the following statement: “With the Erbil Court of Cassation’s decision to uphold the six-year jail sentences of journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and… Read More

Guyanese recruitment firm expands services to Suriname as deepwater operations grow

Guyanese firm Strategic Recruitment Solutions Inc. (SRS) has expanded its professional network and services to Suriname. Effective May 4, 2021, SRS launched a partnership with the Suriname based Humus Consulting. The Joint Venture, Strategic Recruitment Suriname N.V., will provide the level of services and human resources multinationals require through selection and specialized training of local… Read More